rhaaaven
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vCOP configuration and licensing NOOB question

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Friends,

I've been searching for some capacity / reporting solution for vSphere environment and after some days with Veeam One

I've downloaded vCOP trial to see if this is something I need (so it seems...)

Unfortunately I don't understande what is wrong with my thinking...I see some license key on mywmare product evaluation page - but the license key automatically generated

for vCOP in web client view is different. In Operations Manager i see only three tabs: operations, environment and alerts...I don't see reports etc...

In configuration I see service running, vcenter connected, product status "licensed".

Where is the fault ? Versions ? Is it needed to change the license but how ?

Please advice; I feel that this is something so obvious I cant find solution online....

Many thanks in advance,

P

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bayupw
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Hi

As per vCOps Release Notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcops/doc/vcops-581-vapp-release-notes.html

"All license management tasks are performed in the vSphere Client. You cannot assign licenses in the vCenter Operations Manager Administration portal. Follow the instructions from the VMware vCenter Operations Manager Deployment and Configuration Guide to assign a license.

vCenter Operations Manager operates in Foundation mode if no license key or an incompatible license key is applied. Assign the license key for the edition you purchased."

See also this KB: VMware KB: vCenter Operations Manager 5.x license status fails to update after applying license

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw

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bayupw
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Hi

As per vCOps Release Notes https://www.vmware.com/support/vcops/doc/vcops-581-vapp-release-notes.html

"All license management tasks are performed in the vSphere Client. You cannot assign licenses in the vCenter Operations Manager Administration portal. Follow the instructions from the VMware vCenter Operations Manager Deployment and Configuration Guide to assign a license.

vCenter Operations Manager operates in Foundation mode if no license key or an incompatible license key is applied. Assign the license key for the edition you purchased."

See also this KB: VMware KB: vCenter Operations Manager 5.x license status fails to update after applying license

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw

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rhaaaven
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Thank you Bayu - my mistake was trying to edit the license in web client - it should be done in standard client.

Best regards,

P

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