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Where are the vSphere 5 Eval Licenses?

I registered for the vSphere 5 eval, received the confirmation email and have even downloaded the software.  But where are the actual 60 day eval licenses that I need to enter into vCenter?

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AFAIK the 60 day evaluation only works for new installations. In case of an upgrade you don't get an additional evaluation period. However, it should be possible by now to upgrade your v4 license keys in the your VMware account. (At least I'm given the "upgrade now" option in my account)

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Hi

Just install it. it will work in evaluation mode for 60 days

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I upgraded my vCenter Server 4 (which was licensed) to vCenter Server 5 in evaluation mode which should have given me a 60 day license, but it did not!  When I go into Manage Licenses it shows the Evaluation Mode license as being expired.  WTF?  Any ideas?

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AFAIK the 60 day evaluation only works for new installations. In case of an upgrade you don't get an additional evaluation period. However, it should be possible by now to upgrade your v4 license keys in the your VMware account. (At least I'm given the "upgrade now" option in my account)

André

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tWiZzLeR
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Yeah, that was my fear.  Thanks for the info.

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From the docs seems that evaluation stat from the install date.

In your case the install date of your vCenter Server 4.

Build a new vCenter to have the trial period.

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Since this is a test environment what I ended up doing was uninstalling vCenter Server and then reinstalling it choosing the option to create a new database.  This fixed my issue and it now shows the correct 60 days of evaluation remaining.

Sometime in the next 60 days I'll upgrade the 4.x licenses to 5.x and then add them.

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