11-30-2018 01:48 PM - edited 02-21-2020 08:31 AM
So I backup my FMC, shut it down gracefully, gave it some more RAM, Changed the NIC to vmxnet3, and restarted. Now all the devices are showing as unlicensed.
What the heck happened?
11-30-2018 01:51 PM
11-30-2018 01:52 PM
11-30-2018 01:57 PM - edited 11-30-2018 01:57 PM
classic license is generated with PAK and is registered with you FMC license key number.
I doubt when you you change the nic it may be changed.
11-30-2018 01:58 PM
11-30-2018 01:59 PM
11-30-2018 02:14 PM
11-30-2018 08:23 PM
Rehost the licenses using new license key.
The license key used for Classic licenses is the FMC model type ("66" for FMCv) plus the MAC address on the FMC's network interface. Changing the network interface type will change the MAC address (unless you manually override it in ESXi or vCenter).
12-02-2018 11:02 AM
As previous posts in this thread have highlighted the FMC's license key is bound to the MAC address of the management VMNIC.
There are two ways to resolve this:
1) Hard code the new VMNIC with the old MAC address.
2) Delete the FMC from your company's SMART account (virtual account) Inventory and then re-add it
Hope this helps.
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