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Posted on 2011-03-20
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Hi,

When I try to apply the license for ESXi 4.1, I get the below error message.

This key cannot be assigned - features in use (see enclosed pic for details).

Note: this is my personal LAB environmnet.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:mcse2007
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by:ActiveDirectoryman
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check this article out:

Enabling license downgrade by disabling features
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010433
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"Mcse2007", if you were using your host & vCenter as 'trial'(I assume), you probably had no license installed, thus giving you 60days to trial all features. When you apply the free (vsphere hypervisor) license, it is a 'downgrade'. As such, you will need to follow the KB presented by "ActiveDirectoryman".

Regards,
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by:mcse2007
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If it say it is downgrade, I will lose some useful features am I ?
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by:coolsport00
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Yes. So, if you still wanna test, don't install your license yet.
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Danny McDaniel earned 500 total points
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I believe the problem is that you are trying to apply the "free" hypervisor license while the host is connected/managed through vCenter server.  You can't use the free license on hosts connected to vCenter Server.
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by:coolsport00
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That, and more than likely, several other features :)
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by:mcse2007
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thanks guys
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