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Cisco Bug: CSCvs91787 - HX 4.0(2a) Upgrade warning on ESX License check - vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

Last Modified

Apr 22, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series

Known Affected Releases

4.0(2a)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
When performing an HyperFlex upgrade a validation warning may occur due to the host not having Enterprise Plus or Enterprise hypervisor licensing

Upgrade Validation Warning:
ESXi host esx1.lab.test should be configured with VMware Enterprise license for upgrade to continue.

Conditions:
This was originally found upgrading from 3.5(2d) to 4.0(2a) but could affect other versions.

Affected ESXi hosts have OEM licenses installed versus non-OEM licenses.  To confirm, SSH into the ESXi hosts and run:  

vim-cmd vimsvc/license --show

Ex:
[root@esx4:/etc/vmware] vim-cmd vimsvc/license --show
....
   serial: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   vmodl key: esx.enterprisePlusEmbeddedOem.cpuPackage   <------------------------
   name: VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for Embedded OEMs
  

[root@esx3:~] vim-cmd vimsvc/license --show
...
   serial: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   vmodl key: esx.enterprisePlus.cpuPackage      <----------------------------
   name: VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus
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