An ESXi host might disconnect from vCenter Server or all ESXi hosts might disconnect from vCenter Server at the same time.

  • An ESXi host disconnects fromvCenter Server or all ESXi hosts disconnect from vCenter Server and you receive a licensing-related error message.

  • You cannot add hosts to the vCenter Server inventory. The hosts and the virtual machines on the hosts continue to run.

  • The 60-day evaluation period of the host has expired or the host license has expired.

  • The 60-day evaluation period of vCenter Server is expired or the vCenter Server license is expired.

Results

  • Assign a vSphere license to the ESXi host and try to reconnect it to vCenter Server.

  • Assign a vCenter Server license to thevCenter Serversystem.