vmware 5.5

Hi I am unable to apply my license key to a rebuilt slight newer appliance centre .
the new appliance is in evaluation mode at the moment.
I purchased essentials 5.5 and downloaded (I hope) the correct appliance from my-vmware.
when applying my serial number it will apply to the existing (new) appliance
Any ideas ??
kerstep1Asked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Hi, sorry your question is not entirely clear to me, you are not succeeding to apply a license to the vCenter appliance? Do you get an error when you try to apply it?

Maybe you can take a screenshot of whay you're seeing?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
@ kerstep1
it would be very helpfull for us if you can share the error screen shot.
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kerstep1Author Commented:
ok here a screenshot of the screen
Screen-Shot-2015-07-31-at-31-12.29.30.pd
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to ASSIGN the license, which is currently added, but not Assigned to the vCenter Server object.

see here

,http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc%2FGUID-09896F7B-7513-4A11-809C-00636E3018E9.html

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kerstep1Author Commented:
here is the version number
Screen-Shot-2015-07-31-at-31-16.09.15.pd
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see the link I posted...
kerstep1Author Commented:
nope doesn't won't to take the serial number
kerstep1Author Commented:
Can I call you ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It already has the serial number entered.

When you try to assign it, it gives an error ?
kerstep1Author Commented:
no, it does nothing
kerstep1Author Commented:
ah yes it works, I think how do I confirm ?
Screen-Shot-2015-07-31-at-31-16.35.55.pd
kerstep1Author Commented:
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Thanks Andrew , TOP MAN
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