VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing



  • Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.



  • @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.

    Haven't provided enough information, but here's why ours get relicensed often...

    If you're a VMware partner, you get access to their Enterprise Plus licensing. That's very expensive licensing that they just hand over. But it also means that we have to go through quarterly and reapply licensing; VMware sends it to us, and we replace it.

    Can you provide some more information about your licensing level, etc?



  • @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.

    Haven't provided enough information, but here's why ours get relicensed often...

    If you're a VMware partner, you get access to their Enterprise Plus licensing. That's very expensive licensing that they just hand over. But it also means that we have to go through quarterly and reapply licensing; VMware sends it to us, and we replace it.

    Can you provide some more information about your licensing level, etc?

    Essentials Plus.



  • @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.

    Haven't provided enough information, but here's why ours get relicensed often...

    If you're a VMware partner, you get access to their Enterprise Plus licensing. That's very expensive licensing that they just hand over. But it also means that we have to go through quarterly and reapply licensing; VMware sends it to us, and we replace it.

    Can you provide some more information about your licensing level, etc?

    Essentials Plus.

    Does the license actually disappear, or does it just show that it is not applied to any hosts but the license is still in the console?



  • @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.

    Haven't provided enough information, but here's why ours get relicensed often...

    If you're a VMware partner, you get access to their Enterprise Plus licensing. That's very expensive licensing that they just hand over. But it also means that we have to go through quarterly and reapply licensing; VMware sends it to us, and we replace it.

    Can you provide some more information about your licensing level, etc?

    Essentials Plus.

    Does the license actually disappear, or does it just show that it is not applied to any hosts but the license is still in the console?

    Not applied to any hosts. But when I finally got into it I couldn’t assign them. It was like they were stuck. Had to reboot the center appliance and then I could assign and then I could reconnect.



  • @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @bbigford said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    @wls-itguy said in VMWare vSphere 6.5 loses licensing:

    Anyone else have this happen recently? I got Veeam backup failure notifications last night and this morning saying that the servers being backed up were disconnected. I connected to vCenter and Sho'Nuff two of my hosts were disconnected. When I tried to reconnect it said I didn't have licensing. It took a bit but I finally got them reconnected and relicensed.

    Haven't provided enough information, but here's why ours get relicensed often...

    If you're a VMware partner, you get access to their Enterprise Plus licensing. That's very expensive licensing that they just hand over. But it also means that we have to go through quarterly and reapply licensing; VMware sends it to us, and we replace it.

    Can you provide some more information about your licensing level, etc?

    Essentials Plus.

    Does the license actually disappear, or does it just show that it is not applied to any hosts but the license is still in the console?

    Not applied to any hosts. But when I finally got into it I couldn’t assign them. It was like they were stuck. Had to reboot the center appliance and then I could assign and then I could reconnect.

    Sounds like your VCSA is jacked up (you're using VCSA, right? Not vCenter on Windows...)

    I've had plenty of issues with VCSA 6.0, but none really with VCSA 6.5... In either case, just rebuild the appliance to see if that is the issue. Takes like 15 minutes.


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