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 How you manage the 60 day eval license? 
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Post How you manage the 60 day eval license?
Besides tear down and rebuild, any better way to keep the home lab running continuesly? maybe with some automation scripts to ease the pain?

Any suggestions are welcomed :D


Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:01 pm
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If you go the automation route, you could build a kickstart script that would take care of the install and initial config.

Another script could then take care of re-registering VMs.

If you muck around the file system, there is a way to reset the eval period for a stand alone host. I'll have the licensing police chasing me down if I document it, but it can be done and it's fairly easy.

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Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:49 pm
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haha google ... the tricky part is vcenter not esxi


Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:44 am
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I just took a look as well and it seems to be pretty common knowledge.

I haven't found a way to reset vCenter.

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