1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 22, 2013 5:45 AM by a.p.

    ESX 3.5 license ISSUE Please HELP NOW!

    eravn Enthusiast

      After down of 4 ESX 3.5 the are connected to ESX VC server on Host. After restart ESX* do not start will no licens is on that host that are running VC server. So I cannot start VC server. I think that all license filen is placed on

      this VC server.


      Please HELP !!!

        • 1. Re: ESX 3.5 license ISSUE Please HELP NOW!
          a.p. Guru
          User ModeratorsCommunity WarriorsvExpert

          Unfortunately ESX 3.5 used a license server which is usually installed on the vCenter Server. To avoid the issue you are most likely facing, there's a 14 day grace period, which however does not always work as expected. What you may need to do in this case, is to generate a "hosted license" in the My VMware portal (I hope this is still possible) for the ESX host on which vCenter Server is currently registered. After assigning the license to the host you should be able to power on vCenter again.