Minimum licenses for standalone host.

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Hi All

 

I currently have 3 ESXi hosts and a vCenter 6.5 Running on a HPE simplivity… The licenses for the environment is VSPHERE ESSENTIALS PLUS KIT but the vCenter server appliance is running outside of the environment on a standalone ESXi running a Free license… 

 

Now I need to upgrade the environment to 6.7 ans as a part of that the vCenter appliance is Migrated to a new one… but as the license on the ESXi host is a free license the process is not allowed.

 

2020-09-09T11:10:16.268Z – info: VM Identifier for Source VC: 5

2020-09-09T11:10:16.384Z – debug: initiateFileTransferFromGuest error: ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

2020-09-09T11:10:16.385Z – debug: Failed to get fileTransferInfo:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

2020-09-09T11:10:16.385Z – debug: Failed to get url of file in guest vm:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

2020-09-09T11:10:16.385Z – error: Error in getting fileData for nodeType. Error: ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

2020-09-09T11:10:16.386Z – error: Failed to read the nodetype, Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

2020-09-09T11:10:16.387Z – info: Checking if password expired

2020-09-09T11:10:27.501Z – info: Banner from server,

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0.15000

 

So we need to license the standalone host, but what is the minimum license for the host to be able to allow the process.

 

Is the VSPHERE ESSENTIALS KIT enough ( The host dose not need to be managed or be a part of the vCenter for the cluster… ) as it loos to me to be the cheapest way to get a license for the host

The error states Failed to getfileTransferInfo, but I’m not sure witch feature is missing… the VSPHERE ESSENTIALS KIT dose not have vMotion will taht stop the process ?

 

-bergur

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