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License Resets on Host Reboot

Hey guys. Having an odd problem with my new ESXi 4.1 embedded setup.

I have a license for the vSphere 4 Essentials package. I can add the license via the vSphere client with no issues, however if I reboot the host, the license reverts back to the generic hyperadvisor license.

All of the other configuration settings I have saved are working just fine.

Any ideas?
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Yes, I have verified that the permissions are correct on both files.

I gave VMWare a call to find out what was going on, and I think I have a resolution, but now am somewhat confused.

I  bought my Dell server with ESXi 4.1 embedded, I purchased my vSphere  Essentials licenses seperatley. VMWare says I can't use my essentials  license with ESXi and have to install ESX.

This is fine, I can do  this, but I thought that ESXi was the new generation of products and  that all new releases would be for the ESXi platform. All the  documentation indicates that people are migrating away from ESX. Am I  completley misunderstanding this?
Nevermind. Got some bad info on the above.

VMWare support says I need to re-install. This is kind of annoying, but not really a big deal since I haven't really done anything with the server yet.

I'll post back with results.
Well, at least it won't set you back much to reload.  It would be nice to know why this happens, though.  I wonder if there's a command that you can issue to force a write to the USB media without having to reboot???  If you get errors on that command it may lead to finding out why it happened.

Overall though, it will just be quicker to reload and move on to the next challenge of the day.  :)
Yup, just reloaded and the license is now sticking.