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RajeevVCP4

RajeevVCP4Dec 12, 2019 08:29 AM

  • 1.  vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 05, 2019 11:16 AM

    I install the 2 vCenter servers 6.7 in link mode with embedded PSC . i break the link mode. now both server are accessible individuals. but under license-> assets still both vcenter and hosts are visible.

    vcenter server: vcenter server 6.7 appliance with embedded PSC servers, single SSO.



  • 2.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 05, 2019 11:45 AM

    You've disabled only Link-mode but PSC controllers are still in the same SSO domain and can replicate.

    VMware License Service is located on PSC:

    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.psc.doc/GUID-FE4E0496-A14C-4331-A7D6-1200F7C068A5.html

    You can check if your PSC are replicated and check if they have any replication partner:

    VMware Knowledge Base



  • 3.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 06, 2019 05:21 AM

    only single server is showing in system configuration, earlier all server was showing.



  • 4.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 06, 2019 02:36 PM

    Can you provide screenshot of replication partners.

    And second screenshot:

    vCenter->Administration->System Configuration



  • 5.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 10, 2019 04:44 AM

    I tried to run the below command to check replicatin partner but no success.

    vdcrepadmin -f showservers -h PSC_FQDN -u administrator -w Administrator_Password

    This was First vcenter which i configured to enable the link mode.

    this is second replication partner

    this is the third replication partner, in third VC+PSC servers showing second and third vcenter server in system configuration.

    In license tab 1st vcenter is showing all three vcenter servers

    both replication partner is showing only 2 vCenter servers(replication partners)



  • 6.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 11, 2019 04:28 AM

    Hi experts,

    Please help



  • 7.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 11, 2019 11:49 AM

    How did you break the linked mode??

    Any other way apart from domain-repoint is not supported and would leave lot of stale entries to manually cleanup.



  • 8.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 12, 2019 07:43 AM

    i use the below link for same.

    https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2017/03/how-to-split-vcenter-servers-configured-in-an-enhanced-linked-mode-elm.html

    I tried to de-join and rejoin the domain but no effect. still stale entries are there.

    what is the way to cleanup stale entries.



  • 9.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 12, 2019 07:48 AM

    My, All three vCenter server are in single domain.



  • 10.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 12, 2019 08:29 AM

    Try to restart licensing service on both VC



  • 11.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 13, 2019 04:04 AM

    i have tried to all such kind of things, restart the services, restart the node. but on same page.

    Please help, its urgent. Still waiting for experts advice



  • 12.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 13, 2019 11:37 AM

    To cleanup stale entries you will have to connect to each vmdird DB via LDAP browser, for example jxplorer, identify and remove stale entries.

    Make sure you take snapshots/bakcup before you remove anything.

    If you haven't done this before and it's urgent recommend you to file a SR with GSS.



  • 13.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 15, 2019 01:03 AM

    can you help me, which file i have to look into db, to delete these stale entries.



  • 14.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 16, 2019 12:09 AM

    This is a complex process as this requires modifying vmdird database. Please contact VMware support.



  • 15.  RE: vCenter License stale entry

    Posted Dec 26, 2019 03:34 AM

    Hi All,

    Please help?????