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Vmware License key Eval

I got a new wav license from vmware.
Now I am trying to remove the old Eval license for ESX4 and add the new license for ESX5
When I go to Manage Vsphere Licenses and enter new license, I get the message :

"Some of the keys you entered have not been added to the inventory. Please add these keys or clear them from the entry field ".

Ehen I try to add ESX host with the old eval license, it gives me a message about the license expired, then the ESX host disappears from Vsphere console.


Any help on this issue ?

Thank you
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jskfan
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Evaluation licenses can only be used for 60 days, and then expire.

The key you are adding has possibly expired, and you would need a new valid key.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I got a new key but , I receive the same message:

"Some of the keys you entered have not been added to the inventory. Please add these keys or clear them from the entry field ".
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The key you are adding does not seem to be recognised, is it from MyVMware Portal?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I guess I need to try to download License key for Vcenter (Eval)…

I cannot find a link
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you go here, and follow the VMware vSphere link

http://www.vmware.com/try-vmware
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I was there, I did not see vCenter server…I can see :


VMware vCenter Operations
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Log Insight
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it's part of VMware vSphere
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I reinstalled a new version….
it works

Thanks
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