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  • 1.  vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 12:56 AM

    Hey everyone!

    I'm having issues assigning my free licence to my vSphere installation. I am copying the code directly from the license information as pictured below, and I installed using the ISO in the picture below. When I do attempt to add the licence, I am asked to provide a valid licence key.

    Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong?

    Cheers
    Screenshot 2022-11-17 114415.png



  • 2.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 02:29 AM

    Hello.
    The license you show is for an ESXi host, it cannot be managed by a vCenter Server.
    Could you show the screen when you try to enter the license.



  • 3.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 06:06 AM

    Screenshot 2022-11-17 170846.png



  • 4.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 08:28 AM

    I have seen in once in a lifetime that i was unable to assign a $payed license neither trough WebClient(vCenter) or Hostclient. I use the esxi commandline to assign my key. After that Host and WebClient was happy. IIRC it was a ESX 6.x host back in the time.

    Regards,
    Joerg

     



  • 5.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?
    Best Answer

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 09:27 AM

    Hi,


    Sorry, but the screenshot it seems to me just the typical of the GUI of a host running ESXi version 8 not version 7.
    If this is the case it is not possible to use a license for the previous version 7 with the current version 8 product.


    Regards,
    Ferdinando



  • 6.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 09:56 AM

    Thats a good catch. I thought it was a linux browser with an ugly font selection.



  • 7.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 10:46 AM

    Hi,


    Nope, IMHO it's really a "ugly" font selection. 


    Regard,
    Ferdinando



  • 8.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 12:17 PM

    Ah yes, on closer inspection it is indeed ESXi v8.

    RedDragon0353_0-1668687187774.png

    I have no idea why the page gave me a ESXi v7 code with an ESXi v8 ISO.

    Thanks for the help! Now I gotta figure out how to get a ESXi v7 iso file, and reinstall everything



  • 9.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 12:47 PM

    Hi,


    Sorry, You should be able to request the "free" license for ESXi version 8.0 that you already have installed instead of reinstalling version 7 from scratch.


    Regards,
    Ferdinando

     

     



  • 10.  RE: vSphere 7 Free Licence Key invalid?

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 10:28 PM

    Yep, was able to re-register and get a licence key for ESXi 8. Thanks everyone for your help, all working now