License expirationdiscrepancy

Ben Conner
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Hi,

In the vSphere Web Client I'm getting a warning about a vCenter Server license expiration on 2/5/2019.  It also has a link to click on to manage these licenses.  When I click on that link, only one license is there, and the expiration date on that is 12/31/2019.  ??

Am on the current (6.7?) version of the vCenter Server and have 2 host boxes on the same version.

--Ben
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Have you purchased and applied licenses?

What does MyVMware state?
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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This license came from the VMUG Advantage program and doesn't show up on my.vmware.com account.  Does that check mean anything then at this point?


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check your VMUG Advantage as the licenses are for 365 days
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Hi David,

That one is fine.  Just wanted to confirm that the 2/5/19 date was a red herring.  How does vSphere Server check license information?

--Ben
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Sorry, meant to loop back and close this one.  I'd misapplied the VMUG license on part of it.  Sigh...

Thanks!

--Ben
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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How does vSphere Server check license information?

Encoded in the key!

e.g. it does not phone home! (not yet!)

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