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fagersisland
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Add standalone 3.5 esx to new Vshpere vcenter

Im trying to add my old esx 3.5 that is using host based lic to my new Vshpere 4.1 vcenter. Its wants a lic server . So i download that but it wont install without a lic. I down my old host lic but it wont take it.

So im lost at this point. anyone got a clue?

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DSTAVERT
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You used to be able to convert from one from lic format to another. See what is available from your store account.

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DSTAVERT
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http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsp_4_legacy_host_lic.pdf and you should be able to convert your license from your store account at the License Portal.

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AndreTheGiant
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Welcome to the community.

As written you have to download a vSphere license.

Note that you cannot add a free license.

BTW, why not upgrade this host to vSphere? (if is too old, maybe could be better replace with a new one or use as a standalone system).

Andre

Andrew | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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fagersisland
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yes thats the goal.  I just want to move my guests on my 3.5 to my new 4.1 host first. then Im gonna wipe my 3.5 host and install fresh.

I did manage to redo my lic to central based and the install goes a little further until it trys to start the lic server then it fails to start.  Apon farther reading it seems that the stand alone lic server will not run on 2008 r2 64.

Thanks for making this easy Vmware!

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AndreTheGiant
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You can install the license server also on other server.

Or if you have some spare eval days, you can switch your ESX 3.5 in evaluation mode.

Andre

Andrew | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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