If the license server was installed with vCenter Server on the source machine, the data migration tool cannot migrate the license server to the destination machine. You must migrate the license configuration manually.

If you do not have the license server installer, download it from the VMware Web site.

1

Install the license server on the destination machine.

2

Copy the license files from the license folder on the source machine to the license folder on the destination machine.

By default, the license folder is C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\Licenses\.

3

Reload the licenses.

a

Select Start > Programs > VMware > VMware License Server > VMware License Server Tools.

b

Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.

c

Select the VMware License Server.

d

Click ReRead License File.

4

Update vCenter Server licensing settings with the license server machine name.

a

Connect to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.

b

Select Administration > vCenter Server Settings.

c

Select Licensing.

d

In the License Server text box, enter the port number and license server machine name as port@host.

For example: 27000@license-3.companyname.com

e

Click OK.

The license server and license configuration are migrated to the destination machine.