ESXi

 View Only
Expand all | Collapse all

vRAM licensing capacity alert

  • 1.  vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Mar 21, 2013 01:41 PM

    Hi

    I'm having this alert in vCenter saying "License capacity monitoring"  that won't go away.

    When I check the Licensing report it shows that my Purchased capacity is 0.02GB vRAM?

    We are running both vCenter and ESXi 5.0 U2.

    As far as I know, vmware removed the vRAM license in both 5.0 and 5.1, but why I am getting this alert?

    I have no trouble powering on VM's.



  • 2.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Mar 21, 2013 01:51 PM

    vMware did remove the limitation, but maybe your version of vCenter / ESX still includes the limit, you should upgrade to the latest version or simply disable the alert.



  • 3.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Mar 21, 2013 02:20 PM

    It doesn't make sense.

    Why would it say 0.02GB vRAM?

    My hosts have 8 CPU's each. And with an enterprise license that is 64GB vRAM per. CPU

    That will make total 512 vRAM available, right?

    I think this is a bug!



  • 4.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Mar 21, 2013 06:20 PM

    I really wouldn't worry about it as it affects you none other than an alarm that can be ignored. Disable the alarm if you want. It would probably be a good idea to get on 5.1 ;-)



  • 5.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Apr 11, 2013 09:30 AM

    I'm running vCenter 5.1b and today similar alert has appeared here too. Probably it's claiming about a standard cluster exceeding the "vRAM" limit :smileyplain:



  • 6.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Apr 28, 2013 09:39 AM

    Same problem

    After upgrade to the latest 5.1U1 got this alert

    Any idea if there is something I can do to fix it except ofcourse just disabling this alarm ?



  • 7.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 09, 2013 12:02 PM

    Same issue here, Upgraded vCenter yesterday from 5.1 to 5.1 Update 1. Says I'm using 4433685% of my purchased capacity of .01 GB of vRAM.   :smileyhappy:



  • 8.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 13, 2013 01:39 AM

    Hi,

    I also have the same alert after going from 5.1 -> 5.1 Update 1. Has anyone got a fix yet?



  • 9.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 04:42 PM

    Bump?  Anyone?  It is really difficult to accurately monitor servers that are constantly spewing overall health changed alerts because these need to be looked at carefully in case something else goes wrong.  This is getting pretty annoying.



  • 10.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 04:49 PM

    Salve,

    

    sarò fuori ufficio il 24 Maggio. In caso di necessità scrivere a ced.bologna@monrif.net



  • 11.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 04:59 PM

    Open an SR with VMware and the alert can also be disabled.



  • 12.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 06:20 PM

    The alert cannot be disabled and that isn't a fix.  Opening a case is fine, but not the same level of expertise is given every time a case is opened and sometimes folks figure this out on their own, hence the forum thread.



  • 13.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 06:27 PM

    Hmm, I do have the ability to disable the alarm on my end -

    http://i.imgur.com/A3KQXtC.png

    I agree it isn't a fix to the real issue, but you did say this alarm is making it difficult to accurately monitor health statistics, so I was offering a solution to get the alert to stop nagging you. The best course of action, in my opinion, is to open a case if you wish for a resolution. Best of luck, wish I could help but I cannot recreate the issue myself.



  • 14.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 06:36 PM

    Check this out -

    http://i.imgur.com/OK760Gr.png

    Go to your license reporting page, select your version of vSphere that is throwing the alarm and then click "Edit..." and set the threshold to zero. Does the alarm stop?



  • 15.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted May 23, 2013 11:43 PM

    I appreciate the reply.  This is was I was looking for I think.  Unfortunately, it does not stop the licensing alerts.  I have 2 dual CPU physical servers (a Dell T610 and a Dell T620) licensed with vsphere essentials 5.1 running 1 instance of vcenter.  The licensing is ok, perhaps using 20GB RAM per server out of 32GB Physical in each server.  The servers are both running ESXi 5.1 U1 which is build 1065491.  In the event log for the vCenter object in my inventory, it complains with this:

    vcenter (vCenter) status changed from green to red

    info 5/23/2013 6:11:41 PM Health Service

    License Services status changed from green to red

    info 5/23/2013 6:11:41 PM Health Service

    Then for no reason whatsoever approximately 10 minutes later:

    vcenter (vCenter) status changed from red to green

    info 5/23/2013 6:21:43 PM Health Service

    License Services status changed from red to green

    info 5/23/2013 6:21:43 PM Health Service

    Neither server has the Dell customized ISO of vmware esxi 5.1U1 installed on it, and I am wondering if this has anything to do with it?



  • 16.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Jun 06, 2013 09:22 PM

    Upgraded both T610 and T620 servers to the latest Dell Customized build of ESXi 5.1 U1.  deployed vCenter appliance build 1065491 from scratch.  Added both ESXi servers to vCenter added license keys and applied them.  Still have licensing alerts.  Very frustrating!



  • 17.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Jun 06, 2013 09:09 PM

    Mine doesn't show an Edit link (5.1.0U1)



  • 18.  RE: vRAM licensing capacity alert

    Posted Jun 07, 2013 09:14 AM

    Hi

    Just want to give a quick update on how I "solved" the problem.

    Well, there is really no problem. vmware removed the vRAM licensing.

    Clear the alert in vcenter, and it should not appear again.

    I'm still running 5.0 U2.

    You can confirm that vmware removed the vRAM licensing by clicking on Licensing in vCenter, then click on the tab Reporting, and in the Time period drop down menu choose: Month to date, instead of 1 year.

    When you choose Month to date the vRAM warning disappear.

    See the attached screenshots: