I was wondering if anyone here knew how freqeunt the esx 3.5 server contacts virtual center to get licensing information. Basically i have a 100% 64 bit environment that i am dealing with. I have my laptop configured right now (which is 32bit) running virtual center and the license server. I have managed to get all of the esx servers recognizing that they are licensed. my question is what happends if i remove the laptop from the environment, and therefore the license server. is that something that is verified periodically (or every boot?) i realize that there are other issues with not having virtualcenter etc, but at this point in time my only concern is if the environment would continue to function if the laptop is removed.