BartV77
Contributor
Contributor

Cannot start VC: license not claimed

Hi,

how do you force VC to claim its license ? I am sure there is one available, as this line in the LMtools Server Status says:

Users of PROD_VC: (Total of 1 license issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

thx,

Bart

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christianZ
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Champion

In your VC Client Administration/VirtualCenter Management Server Configuration ...

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BartV77
Contributor
Contributor

I cannot log in to the VC server via the VI Client, since VC is not started.

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christianZ
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Champion

I see an entry in registry:

hklm/software/vmware, inc./Vmware virtualcenter

LicensePath

By me: 27000@localhost

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mstahl75
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

What happens when you start the VC service? VMware VirtualCenter Server service?

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bretti
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Expert

You may want to check your windows application event log for any erorrs. If the service is not starting, you may see why in that log.

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dachapin
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Enthusiast

Do you have Windows Firewall enabled or disabled? I wonder if a blocked port could be an issue.

I had to use Windows Firewall on our VC server. Had to open all of the ports too.

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BartV77
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

the problem was that we used SQL Server 2005 as a DB. There are some specific requirements to do this:

http://kb.vmware.com/vmtnkb/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=6565318&sliceId=SAL_Public

After this, it worked fine.

Bart

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