gogogo5
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Patch 2 question

I am about to embark on the Patch2 update and have seen several postings about the steps to follow.

During the update, when presented with the question to either install a new license server or use an existing one what is the best option? I have the Licensing Server installed on the same server as VC so would I just choose to use existing then?

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jparnell
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Select to install a new one - it will then upgrade your existing license server.

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gogogo5
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can you tell me what version of the license server Patch2 brings it up to? if you open the VMware License Server Tools and click Help > About, what version does yours say?

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jparnell
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I'm on 10.13

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gogogo5
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thats interesting, I'm running Patch1 and my version also states 10.13...hhmmm....

I'm making the assumption that you are on Patch2?

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jparnell
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hmm. I'm sure i selected to install a new license server. Hopefully someone else can tell us what they did....

It definetly made changes though, I can now just drop license files into C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\Licenses rather than only having one license file.

murreyaw
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I am running patch 2, and have the same version. The drop file location is especially nice.

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hicksj
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FYI - I selected "use existing" instead of install new... because like you, I wasn't sure at the time. This wasn't a problem, all worked fine. However, the NEW license server has much better handling of license files... it creates a "License" folder and any *.lic files you place in there will be read into the system. Beats having a mega-long .lic file.

Applying the License Server update post patch-2 installation works just fine if you happen to skip it during the normal VC update process.

murreyaw
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So how did the patch install go for you?

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gogogo5
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I still trying to arrange a suitable time out-of-hours. I'll let you know once done. Thanks.

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