Activation problem after moving vms to the new ESXi host RRS feed

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  • Dear Guys


    we have a vcenter that has some old ESXi server. we purchased some new servers. after adding new servers to the vcenter, I migrate vms from old servers to the new ones. as the platform for the new servers was different,windows vms required activation after migration.they are all licensed and we can't use a new license for the same vm.


    Note: If I migrate those vms to the old servers, activation would be OK. 

    Note: old servers are HP DL 380 G6 and new servers are HP DL 380 G8.

    Note: I moved back one of the vms to the old server to activate it again, export the vm to OVA file, and deploy it to the new server, but unfortunately I watched that it requires activation.


    How can I migrate windows vms to the new servers without activation problem ?



    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:19 PM