I installed 2 esx 3.5 with a vc 2.5 in evaluation mode (not receive the licence)
Today I received from vmware my licence
Here are your Serial Numbers/Activation Code (s) for Order# 20155664:
Flex Code(s) for Academic VMware Infrastructure Enterprise for 2 processors :
Flex Code(s) for Academic VMware vCenter Server Foundation (Limited to 3 Nodes) :
so I want to the vmware licence site and downloaded my lic file
I saved the lic file in the program files, vmware licencing folder
and did restart
but i have on my vc the text : Evaluation mode xx days remaining !!!)
Is it normal, does this msg must go away ????,
So I thought that its maybe my lic file so i want on one of my 2 esx server in Configuration/licence and try to manually add the lic file
and I had an error telling me that its not a good licence. Maybe it's normal because its a vc file and not a host file
So I have 15 days remaining !! do you have some info
if you go to the main tool bar
AdministrationVirutalCenter Management Server Configuration, make sure the check mark is removed from Evaluate VirtualCenter Server and ensure you have the right VirtualCenter Server Edition
you need to point you license server install to the .lic file, not the IP of the server. Do a repair on your license server install it asks you if you have a license server (not exactly sure on the exact verbiage), point it to the .lic file.
You can also find the installation files under the vpx folder within your vCenter Server .iso
This may be somewhat helpful
the process of installing and configuring your license server should be pretty straight forward. You may want to go back to step one. Uninstall the license server, keeping the .lic file handy, then run the install again.
If you feel all the steps you have taken are in tact, then it's best to get someone on the phone that may have remote access into your environment and actually see what is going on. Maybe opening an SR with VMware is an option as well?