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My vcenter4 standard/vsphere 4 enterprise plus license has expired and wont allow me to manage the vm's

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My vcenter4 standard/vsphere 4 enterprise plus license has expired and wont allow me to manage the vm's. How do I get a license without spending fortune? I disconnected the host from the vcenter but when i try to access the host from vsphere client 4 and try to start on of the downed vm's it tell me my license key has expired. I am downloading the hypervisor right now.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Have you been using the 60 DAY Evaluation Licenses?

You purchase a new license from VMware, the basic vSphere License - Essentials is only approx $500, which licenses you for 3 x 2 CPU licenses per server and 1 x vCenter Server license.

Instore here
http://store.vmware.com/store/vmwde/en_GB/buy/productID.234152800


OR, re-install from scratch, and then use the FREE License key.

see my EE Article

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)
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