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  • 1.  Problems reconnecting a server to VirtualCenter

    Posted Aug 02, 2007 08:39 AM

    Hi!

    I resently discovered that our VirtualCenter database was out of sync with one of our ESX hosts. I therefore removed the ESX from the inventory and tried to add it again. No luck. I get this message "There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation", even thoug it was a member of the datacenter and happily working just a moment ago!

    The ESX is a 16 CPU , but after I removed it from the VC server, there are only 14 licenses free (?). Is there a way to "refresh" the licenses, when a simple server reboot doesn't change anything?

    Per



  • 2.  RE: Problems reconnecting a server to VirtualCenter

    Posted Aug 02, 2007 09:03 AM

    Log on to your VM ware license server.

    Start the VM license server config.

    Select the Config services tab and verify that the location of the "Path to the license file" is correct.

    Then select the the Start/Stop/Reread tab.

    Click Reread License File then Stop server then Start server.

    Check to see if the license pool is refreshed and unused host licenses released.



  • 3.  RE: Problems reconnecting a server to VirtualCenter

    Posted Aug 02, 2007 12:10 PM

    Thanks

    This solved a smaller anormali: The number of remaining "VirtualCenter Agent for ESX Server" differed from "ESX Server Standard". Two numbers that should be identical. The main issue still remains, though.

    I placed a call at the supportcenter and they responded quiet quickly. Right now it looks as if a reboot of the ESX will be necessary, but as there are more than 10 production servers running on it, the "when" is not for me to decide.

    To avoid the risc of virtual servers not being able to startup after the reboot, if the ESX is unlicensed, is solved temporary, as I received a hostbased license file. A trial license, but it lasts 30 days. This should be more than enough. I hope...

    Per



  • 4.  RE: Problems reconnecting a server to VirtualCenter

    Posted Aug 02, 2007 03:05 PM

    Try these from the cli:

    #service mgmt-vmware restart

    and

    #service vmware-vpxa restart (if first command doesn't work).

    DB



  • 5.  RE: Problems reconnecting a server to VirtualCenter

    Posted Aug 28, 2007 06:13 PM

    is there a command like this for vmware server running on linux? Is there another daemon that needs to run to connect to virtual center? I'm trying VC version 1.4 and i get "Server agent not responding" when i try to add the host to the farm. I can ping the host and i verified the port its listening on. I also verified vmware service is running and its running VMs.