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zstar69
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Which of the 2 million license keys do I use

I have just installed vCenter 5.1.0 without a key. I just left it blank.

Now I want to register my trial key in it. I tried almost 15 keys on my account and none work.

If I try to enter a key on one of my ESX hosts:

Invalid License key: License file not found

Under Manage vSphere Licenses, none of them are valid.

I want to insert a key for vCenter. Can someone point me to a working link on the VMWare site I could obtain the key?

I have tried these:

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.7 (supports VMware vCenter Server 5.1 only)-- Key doesn't work
VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 (supports VMware vCenter Server 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0)      -- Key doesn't work
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.7 (supports VMware vCenter Server 5.1 only) -- Key doesn't work
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.7 (supports VMware vCenter Server 5.1 only) -- Key doesn't work
VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 (supports VMware vCenter Server 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0)  -- Key doesn't work

I cannot find any other instance of the word "vCenter" for evaluations so I really do think I have tried em all.

Any idea which key is to license vCenter 5.1.0?

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For vCenter Server and ESXi you don't need an evaluation key. They automatically run in evaluation mode for 60 days after installing. For some other products you may need a key. However, this can often only entered after installing the product first, which expends the vCenter Server licensing to allow these keys.

André

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