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ESX License Server, How often is it accessed

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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.

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Your environment can live for 14 days without contact with the license server. Meaning, after 14 days you won't be able to start new VMs, but the currently running ones will continue to run. You should normally install both Virtual Center and the License server on the same dedicated hw box.

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are there any suggestions for doing that? basically at the moment i am only running 64 bit o/s's on the esx therefore i am unable to install the license server and virtual center on the esx server. Is there any license server that i can run on the actual esx server itself and not inside of a vm?
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Yes, you can use host licenses instead of central licensing and then you don't need a license server at all.

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