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VMWare Licensing

My trial version of Vcenter essentials has expired I've purchaesd a license, but can see how to get the server to recognize the licenses
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you added and asigned the vSphere ESX License to the Server?

See this article here, please post back if you have issues

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010839
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GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
I had already found that article.  Here is a screen shot of my server.  I don't have that license Icon I'm assuming it is because the server has expired?


vcenterscreenshot.docx
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
try ("Administration" -> "Licensing")
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coolsport00Commented:
Are logging on to your host directly instead of logging into vCenter?

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GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
Under administration all i see is "role" and even that is greyed out.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
To license vCenter Server 4.x:

    Log in to the vSphere Client.
    Click Home.Under the Administration section, click vCenter Server settings.
    Select Assign a new license key to this vCenter Server and click OK.
    Enter the license key for the vCenter Server and, if necessary, include labels.
    Click Next and Finish.
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GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
using vsphere client on my laptop connecting to the ipaddress of the host server
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Log into vCenter via client.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and follow above...
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coolsport00Commented:
Ok...you need to log into IP or hostname of your vCenter Server.
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GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
Here is another error message when I first log in
vcentererror.docx
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, that's normal, proceed and add you licenses.
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coolsport00Commented:
Right...you just need to add your license to take care of that msg.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Assign License to enable vCenter, and Assign a License to ESX to enable that.
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GSLElectricAuthor Commented:
I'm thinking that once you trial has expired that those option for whatever reason are removed.  Very frustrating, but the areas you are saying to go are not there anymore?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you logged into vCenter Server with the vSphere GUI Client?

Under Administrative Settings, you've got no vCenter Server Settings option?
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coolsport00Commented:
? You should have a Home menu/address bar at the top when logged in. Under Admin section click Licensing..
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coolsport00Commented:
If you can, post a screenshot of what you see when logged into vCenter.
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