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  • 1.  vSphere 8 Remote Office Branch Office license question

    Posted Dec 13, 2022 06:26 PM

    Hello, we currently use vsphere 6.7 and we reached out to a vendor to get more licenses and received vsphere 8 license pack rather than 6.7 - which is not being accepted in the console. I'm assuming they are not interchangable (the licenses). 




  • 2.  RE: vSphere 8 Remote Office Branch Office license question

    Posted Dec 13, 2022 06:42 PM

    New licenses are usually provided for the latest version. However, you should be able to downgrade the licenses in your Customer Connect portal, and later - once you are ready for the new version - upgrade them again.

    André



  • 3.  RE: vSphere 8 Remote Office Branch Office license question

    Posted Dec 13, 2022 07:15 PM

    Ah awesome. I was worried that it was the wrong license. Ok great to know    

    Tino



  • 4.  RE: vSphere 8 Remote Office Branch Office license question

    Posted Dec 13, 2022 07:48 PM

    Hmm within our portal it seems it allows downgrade from 8 to 7 - but no option for 6.7.  If I read online, Vsphere 6.7 cannot manage 7 if I'm reading this right.  I wonder if i need to somehow reach support to downgrade to 6.7.

    https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2107538#:~:text=Older%20versions%20of%20vCenter%20Server,Server%206.5%20or%206.7%20versions.




  • 5.  RE: vSphere 8 Remote Office Branch Office license question

    Posted Dec 13, 2022 08:05 PM

    Once downgraded to v7, please check whether it then offers to downgrade to v6.

    André