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Licensing vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 (1021355)

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This article provides steps to license vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5.


After installation, vCenter Server Heartbeat runs in evaluation mode for up to 60 days. After acquiring a license, you must add the VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat serial number using the Configure Server wizard to change from evaluation mode to production mode.
To add the license:
  1. Right-click the System Tray icon and choose Stop VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat.
  2. In the window that displays, select one of the following options and click OK:
    • Stop Heartbeat and all protected applications.
      Data queued for replication will first be transmitted, which may take some time.
    • Stop Heartbeat but leave the protected applications running.
      Data queued for replication will be discarded

      Note: The most appropriate choice depends on your environment.

  3. Double-click the Configure Server icon on the desktop.
  4. Click the License tab of the Configure Server wizard.
  5. Select the existing serial number and click the Trash Can icon.
  6. Click the Add Row icon and enter the VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat serial number.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Right-click the System Tray icon and choose Start VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat.

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