It is possible to enter your license number via the Service Console if you need to. Enhancements were made to the...
“vmware” command which has historically showed version numbers with vmware -v. From ESX 2.5.2 and on-wards you can use vmware –new-sn and vmware –newsmp-sn to enter serial numbers like so:
- Logon to the Service Console as ROOT
- Type:vmware –new-sn XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
- vmware –new-smp-sn XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX