Evaluation licenses offer full use of Data Director and vPostgres databases at no cost for a limited period of time (usually 90 days).

When you use the evaluation version of Data Director, a message appears when you log in that shows how many days remain in the evaluation period. When the evaluation period expires the following functionality becomes unavailable.

Backup

Clone database

Create database

Import database

Repair database

Restart database

Restore database

Start database

You can upgrade evaluation licenses to permanent ones. When you purchase permanent licenses, VMware issues one permanent license key per SKU. As a Data Director system administrator, you add the permanent license key(s) in the Manage & Monitor tab's Licensing pane. See Add License Keys.

Adding permanent licenses upgrades your evaluation licenses to permanent ones.

Permanent licenses replace the evaluation licenses.

Only permanent licenses appear in the license list.