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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager reports the error: There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation (2041891)

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  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) reports this error in the GUI: 
There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation
  • In the vmware-dr.log file, you see entries similar to:
[DTG warning 'LicenseManager'] The license key 'xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx' has expired.
[DTG] warning 'Replication'] Can't protect VM if server is not licensed
 verbose 'PropertyProvider'] RecordOp ASSIGN: content.about.name, DrServiceInstance
[DTG] trivia 'SanConfigManager'] Received update for vim.Datastore:datastorename:
(vmodl.query.PropertyCollector.Change) {
dynamicType = <unset>,
name = "info.timestamp",
op = "assign",
val = "2012-12-18T23:59:26.244523Z",
}
[DTG] info 'LicenseManager'] Checking Assignments...


  • The license key reported in the SRM logs does not appear to be a VMware license

Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.

Solution

This issue occurs when there are one or more expired SRM licenses in vCenter Server.

To resolve this issue, remove the expired SRM licenses from vCenter Server and restart the SRM services.
 

Update History

02/11/2015 - Added SRM 5.8 to Products

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