licnese issue with new instal of Vcenter 4.1

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have installed the license server and I have copied the license file over to the new server loaded it into the new licese server and pointed the new install of Vcenter 4.1 to it and get this in the license sever error log , I dont want to use vmotion , where can i shut it off , is this the problem?

15:17:12 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   Please Note:
15:17:12 (lmgrd)
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   This log is intended for debug purposes only.
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   In order to capture accurate license
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   usage data into an organized repository,
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   please enable report logging. Use Macrovision's
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   software license administration  solution,
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   FLEXnet Manager, to  readily gain visibility
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   into license usage data and to create
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   insightful reports on critical information like
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   license availability and usage. FLEXnet Manager
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   can be fully automated to run these reports on
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   schedule and can be used to track license
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   servers and usage across a heterogeneous
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   network of servers including Windows NT, Linux
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   and UNIX. Contact Macrovision at
15:17:12 (lmgrd) for more details on how to
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   obtain an evaluation copy of FLEXnet Manager
15:17:12 (lmgrd)   for your enterprise.
15:17:12 (lmgrd)
15:17:12 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------
15:17:12 (lmgrd)
15:17:12 (lmgrd)
15:17:12 (lmgrd) pid 1308
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Done rereading
15:17:12 (lmgrd) FLEXnet Licensing (v10.8.6.0 build 54892 i86_n3) started on X0-45-VC-01 (IBM PC) (4/19/2011)
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Copyright (c) 1988-2007 Macrovision Europe Ltd. and/or Macrovision Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
15:17:12 (lmgrd) US Patents 5,390,297 and 5,671,412.
15:17:12 (lmgrd) World Wide Web:
15:17:12 (lmgrd) License file(s): C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware License Server\Licenses\vmware.lic
15:17:12 (lmgrd) lmgrd tcp-port 27000
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ...
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemon at port 27010
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Using vendor daemon port 27010 specified in license file
15:17:12 (lmgrd) Started VMWARELM (pid 2504)
15:17:13 (VMWARELM) FLEXnet Licensing version v10.8.6.0 build 54892 i86_n3
15:17:13 (VMWARELM) Server started on X0-45-VC-01 for:      PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:17:13 (lmgrd) VMWARELM using TCP-port 27010
15:29:42 (lmgrd) Rereading license file... Requested from cwps-admin@X0-45-VC-01
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) TCP_NODELAY NOT enabled
15:29:42 (lmgrd) Done rereading
15:29:42 (lmgrd) ...Finished rereading
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Rereading license file...
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Server started on X0-45-VC-01 for:      PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Updating feature VC_ESXHOST
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Updating feature ESX_FULL_BACKUP
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_VC_EXPRESS
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) Rereading options file...
15:29:42 (VMWARELM) ...Finished rereading
15:30:05 (lmgrd) Rereading license file... Requested from cwps-admin@X0-45-VC-01
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Rereading license file...
15:30:05 (lmgrd) Done rereading
15:30:05 (lmgrd) ...Finished rereading
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Server started on X0-45-VC-01 for:      PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Updating feature VC_ESXHOST
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Updating feature ESX_FULL_BACKUP
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_VC_EXPRESS
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) Rereading options file...
15:30:05 (VMWARELM) ...Finished rereading
15:31:09 (VMWARELM) OUT: "VC_ESXHOST" SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses)
15:31:09 (VMWARELM) UNSUPPORTED: "VC_VMOTION" (PORT_AT_HOST_PLUS   ) SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses) (License server system does not support this feature. (-18,327))
15:31:09 (VMWARELM) IN: "VC_ESXHOST" SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses)
15:34:40 (VMWARELM) OUT: "VC_ESXHOST" SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses)
15:34:40 (VMWARELM) UNSUPPORTED: "VC_VMOTION" (PORT_AT_HOST_PLUS   ) SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses) (License server system does not support this feature. (-18,327))
15:34:40 (VMWARELM) IN: "VC_ESXHOST" SYSTEM@X0-45-VC-01  (2 licenses)
15:50:36 (lmgrd) Rereading license file... Requested from cwps-admin@X0-45-VC-01
15:50:36 (lmgrd) Done rereading
15:50:36 (lmgrd) ...Finished rereading
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Rereading license file...
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Server started on X0-45-VC-01 for:      PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_ESX_STARTER
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Updating feature VC_ESXHOST
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Updating feature ESX_FULL_BACKUP
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Updating feature PROD_VC_EXPRESS
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) Rereading options file...
15:50:36 (VMWARELM) ...Finished rereading
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
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    well well well , it looks like I have to upgrade my license to 4.1 see the attachment , or is there anonther way ? ag ag
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Have you tried selecting the Server, editing the configuration, Licenses, and de-selecting vMotion.

    Is this causing any issues?
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    it will not let me uncheck vMotion , how can i shut it off from Vcenter ?
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    Accepted Solution

    Ah, okay, I see its causing this issue.

    That License Message, is you need a License for vSphere vCenter 4.1.

    Have you tried checking out your licenses again from VMware for ESX 3.5? I've doen this recently and not had any issues with the License Server as you've got here.

    But I did get them emailed again, I didn't use the old license file.

    It seems like the this License Server doesn't like the VC_VMOTION entry?
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    Assisted Solution

    to remove vMotion, you have to edit the vmkernel portgroup under configuration|networking and uncheck the box for vmotion.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    ive had another thought, have you tried removing that portion of the liense file which contains the vc motion entry
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    Author Closing Comment

    this was 2 issues the Vcenter 4.1 needed to have the 2.5 license from the portal entered into the licsense server

    and Vmotion had to be removed

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