troubleshooting Question

Errors when trying to upgrade free vmware licensing to essentials

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I have 3 VMware hosts. We have always run only vsphere to access them and not vcenter. I just recently learned (fairly new employee) that we are running the free version of VMware on all of them. This was discovered when trying to implement Veeam for our backups and it failed due to VMware not having the proper API's to interact with Veeam. I purchased the VMware Essentials license for each of the servers, but trying to install the licensing gives me an error on each host.

Host versions are:
Esxi 6.7.0
Esxi 6.0.0
Esxi 6.0.0

The 6.7.0 host tells me to put "please provide a valid license key"
The 6.0.0 hosts tell me "Some features will become unavailable after license assignment"

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