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Morgolis
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vCOPs 5.8.4 - Error trying to log in to vcops-custom "This product is unlicensed or cannot connect to the vSphere Server. Use a vSphere Client to connect to the vCenter Server and assign a license key."

I'm running vCOPS 5.8.4 appliance, it's configured and pulling metrics from my vCenter server just fine however when I try to log in to the vcops-custom UI with my AD login or the "admin" user account I get this error:

"This product is unlicensed or cannot connect to the vSphere Server. Use a vSphere Client to connect to the vCenter Server and assign a license key."

I checked the licensing and it's showing the correct key:

vCenter Operations Manager Info

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Database Version = 1.0.3900

Version = 5.8.4

Build = 2199700

UI VM IP Address = 192.168.XXX

UI VM DNS Name = XXXXXXX

Analytics VM IP Address = 192.168.XXXX

Analytics VM DNS Name = XXXXXXX

Adapter Details

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License Details

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Effective License SKU = VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 Enterprise Plus

Effective License Mode = Standard

Effective License Status = Licensed

vCenter vcenter5.abc.corp = Licensed

Effective License vCenter = XXXXXXX

Entitled Managed System Count = Unlimited VMs

Registration Details

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vCenter Server address = https://XXXXXXXXX/sdk

vCenter Server name = XXXXXXX

vCenter Server user = domain\username

vCenter Server connection status = Connected

vCenter Server registration status = Registered

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The effective license mode is my vCenter license, but as you can see the SKU is Enterprise Plus key which should give me the custom UI.  Any ideas what I'm missing?

Thanks!

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bcivmware
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Hi Morgolis. 

I had this issue as well. I kept thinking my registration was not working.  I did have the license key in virtual center, however I had to go to licensing, click on the radio button for Asset and find the vCenter Ops entry and right click and change license key.  Set it to your license key and then go to the admin console of vcops/admin and reregister or reconnect and it should fix your licenses on the status section.

Hope this works for you.

Rod

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VMscribble
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Tricky wording  Smiley Happy

It turns out "VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 Enterprise Plus" only comes with the Standard edition of vCOps/vROps.   "Enterprise Plus" only applied to the vCenter features like Storage DRS.

Here the table comparison.  Note the "vRealize Operations Edition**" row.  https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-operations-management/compare.html

  


On the other hand, vCloud Suite Enterprise edition comes with vCOps/vROps Enterprise edition.

Source -https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vCloud-Suite-Pricing-Packaging-Whitepaper.pdf


Note- you only need the Advanced edition of to access the Custom UI in 5.8 - https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-operations/compare.html

Thanks,

VMscribble

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