Solved

VMware 5.0 and the old vRAM entitlements

Posted on 2014-10-14
4
409 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-16
Hi,
I've inherited an older vSphere 5.0 installation that was setup and licensed during the initial VMware 5.0 vRam entitlement model.  

Understanding the VMware dumped the vRam entitlement model back in 2012, do our licenses keys need to be reissued in order to drop the vRam limitations\warnings?

Or can we just continue on now that this has been dropped and exceed the original vRam entitlement with no negative effect?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:BakerSyd
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:GG VP
ID: 40381538
do our licenses keys need to be reissued in order to drop the vRam limitations\warnings?

Yes, generate a new license or upgrading your hosts to 5.1 or 5.5 will fix this,
0
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 40381548
These limits were never hard limits anyway, and just warnings.

What Build version are you using, you could probably do to update to the latest version of 5.0 at least, which is

ESXi 5.0 Patch 9 Release on 28 August 2014, Build number 2000308
0
 

Author Comment

by:BakerSyd
ID: 40383659
We are running build 1117897,  so it could certainly use an update.

Thanks for your assistance
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 40383753
No problems.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Backing up a vmware workstation 3 35
over provisioning storage 6 39
Vmware View Datastore 6 49
Vmware Independent Disk 5 32
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now