So I have a test ESX 4.1.0 server that I use for all sorts of test servers and what not!
As its a test server that I wont be keeping forever I’m using the trail version of ESX (there’s a few reasons I’m not using esxi but I cant be arsed to get into it!)… So every now and again I need to extend the license for ESX and here’s how I do it:
Log onto the ESX console as root
Go to: cd /etc/vmware
Then Delete vmware.lic and license.cfg with the following commands:
rm -r vmware.lic
rm -r license.cfg
Reboot the server with the following command:
And thats it!!