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  • 1.  vSphere Essentials License troubleshooting

    Posted Oct 31, 2022 09:45 PM

    Hello,

    Despite my better judgment, I figured I'd post here before I do a chargeback.

    I have a host running VMware ESXi, 7.0.2, 17867351 and I cannot assign my vSphere 7 license to the host. If I had as a license in vCenter it doesn't show up in the hosts lists. If I right-click on the hosts and go to assign licenses it doesn't show any licenses available (despite showing as available) and when I try to assign it as a new license I get an error message saying it's not supported but doesn't say why.

    When I assign the license from the CLI it appears to work but then goes back to being unassigned/unlicensed.

     

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  • 2.  RE: vSphere Essentials License troubleshooting

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 04:06 AM

    You could try to add the vSphere ESXi (not vCenter Instance) license directly on the Host by using the HostClient or command line and see how this works. I have seen once in a lifetime that command line works where the GUI have failed.

    Be sure that you dont have configured any non essentials feature like FT, DRS for example.

    Regards,
    Joerg