VMWare – Reset ESXi 6.x License

Turn on SSH and log in to the host.

Remove the current license

$ rm -r /etc/vmware/license.cfg

Copy over the new evaluation license, which is already on the host

$ cp /etc/vmware/.#license.cfg /etc/vmware/license.cfg

Restart ESXi services

$ /etc/init.d/vpxa restart

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