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Creating a single-host license file to include VMware Consolidated Backup (1003578)

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If you are using VMware Infrastructure 3 and VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), you may experience the following symptoms:

  • You cannot create a license file
  • Single-host expecting only one product type
  • Invalid product selected for VMware Infrastructure 3 single-host license


This article provides steps to manually create a single-host (host-based) license file by combining a VMware Infrastructure 3 Foundation or Standard license with a VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) license. The combined license file allows you to use VCB on a standalone ESX host.


To create a single-host license file to include VCB:  
  1. Create these two separate host-based (single-host) license files:
  2. Download both of the license files and open each of them separately in a text editor. Copy and paste the contents of one file to the bottom of the other. Save the newly combined license file with a .lic extension.
  3. Connect to the ESX host with the VMware Infrastructure Client and upload this combined license file. For more information, see Installing ESX Server Licenses (1001383).

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