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There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation. VMware Infrastructure Client

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Hello,
I powered down a vm to move it to another datastore and when I tried to power it back up, I recieved a message that said There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation. It worked fine before powering down, any ideas?
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by:coolsport00
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What are you running...ESX or ESXi? Are you running it under "trial". If the 60days of trial has expired, you will not be able to power on VMs if you turn them off.

Regards,
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by:Spartan_1337
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What version of VMWare are you running? Does your license support HA?
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What licenses do you have?
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Is your license server running correctly?
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by:racastillojr
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We are running VMware ESX Server 3i. I know we are not running a trial because this hase been in place for about 3 years. I am still getting familiar with VMware so I will let you know if it supports HA and the license server soon.
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Checkout your license server, check it's responding, and the service is running?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 167 total points
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Check these articles

There are not enough Licenses installed to perform this operation
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/7114568
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007494

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by:racastillojr
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OK, finally found the license part. @Spartin, my licesence does support HA. It says 4 remaining & 4 total for VMware HA. Under VirtualCentre Foundation Management Server it says 0 remaining & 1 Total and under VirtualCenter Agent for ESX Server it says 0 remaining and 4 total. The other features have 4 remaining and 4 total.
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by:coolsport00
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@racastillojr, did you look at the 1st KB @hanccocka posted? That would be a good place to start. Also, I know you wrote down above there what you have listed, but if you could provide a screenshot, preferrably in .png format, that would greatly enable us to help you I think.

Thanks.

~coolsport00
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by:racastillojr
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Well, turns out the license source was needed to be refreshed. Under license server it said not found. When I selected edit, then hit OK, it found the license server.

Thanks for all the help!!
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