Reset VMware ESX 4.1 Trial License Period

Posted by robd on January 15, 2012

To reset the VMware ESXi 4.1 trial license period without re-installing your host, do the following:

  • Press Alt-F1 to get to the login prompt
  • Login as root
  • cd /etc/vmware
  • rm -r vmware.lic
  • rm -r license.cfg
  • Reboot

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