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Reset VMware Eval License Days

There is a method that can be used to reset vmware evaluation license for ESXi 4.1 and 5.0. This will give you an extra bit of time to evaluate the box further before you decide to buy.

From what I can remember all of the VMs stay running during the process.

  1. SSH to the device
    ssh root@<vm_hostname>
  2. Remove license config files
    rm /etc/vmware/license.cfg /etc/vmware/vmware.lic
  3. Restart Management services. This is the scary part as things can go wrong when you do this. restart

1 comment:

  1. Works for ESXi 5.1 build 1065491 and 1117900

    rm -r /etc/vmware/license.cfg
    cp /etc/vmware/.#license.cfg /etc/vmware/license.cfg
    /etc/init.d/vpxa restart