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Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

  • 1.  Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 05, 2023 01:40 AM

    Our department plans to use the vSphere solution in our project. So i download the free trail version ESXI(no matter 7.0U3l-2142429 or 8.0U2-22380479) and VCSA iso file. i set up three esxi servers and create one vm by VCSA ova file in previous iso. And next step, i want to add these 3 esxi hosts in VCSA, it always return failed and no more detail message. Can some give me some ideas to debug this situation?

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  • 2.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 05, 2023 02:52 AM

    Unlikely is the licensing issue. From the vCenter, can you ping the ESXi Hosts?



  • 3.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 06, 2023 01:20 AM

    yes! i can ping esxi from vcenter and ping vcenter from esxi



  • 4.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 05, 2023 07:42 AM
    This is going to be difficult for English speakers to full troubleshoot with your Chinese screenshots.

    There is an area of the forums where you can use your native language if you prefer: https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Simplified-Chinese/ct-p/10010


  • 5.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 06, 2023 01:24 AM

    i update the screenshot for english version

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  • 6.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 06, 2023 05:42 AM

    Do you have forward and reverse DNS lookup working for both the vCenter Server and the ESXi host?

    Ignore the licensing warning, that’s not the problem.

     



  • 7.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 06, 2023 06:47 AM

    yes, i set the same DNS server in both esxi and vcenter

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  • 8.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 06, 2023 06:51 AM

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  • 9.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 11, 2023 03:28 AM


    Do you have any other helpful suggestions regarding my problem?



  • 10.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 11, 2023 03:43 AM

    I suggest removing 8.8.8.8 dns entries on all ESXi and vCenter, then try to add the hosts back on vCenter via IP address. If it all works, then add back using FQDN.



  • 11.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 11, 2023 06:41 AM

    it still returns the same error message



  • 12.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 11, 2023 06:53 AM
    Is 168.95.1.1 your own DNS server?

    Does it have the A and PTR records which allow successful forward and reverse lookup of the ESXi host FQDN and IP, and the vCenter Server FQDN and IP?


  • 13.  RE: Trial version vSphere related function cannot be used

    Posted Oct 11, 2023 09:00 AM

    i don't think the DNS setting would be the key problem, because i always use the static ip to connect (both exsi and vcenter). I can ping each other of them. And in the add host steps, it can connect success of the username/password and get the correct software version.