Recently we have received a number of questions regarding licensing for our vCenter Operations Management Packs. So in order to help answer some of those questions, we wanted to provide a more detailed walkthrough of how to properly license the management packs. For the purpose of this walkthrough we will focus on the vApp version of vCenter Operations Manager. However the majority of these steps also apply to a standalone system.
Once the license key has been received, you are ready to begin the process:
Log onto the vCenter Operations Manager Analytics Virtual Machine
Navigate to %ALIVE_BASE/user/plugins/inbound/<PRODUCT_NAME>_adapter3/conf/
NOTE: Where <PRODUCT_NAME> is listed should be the specific name for your Management Pack, for example if you are licensing the OEM adapter the path would be: %ALIVE_BASE/user/plugins/inbound/oem_adapter3/conf/
Open the file license.properties in a text editor, if the file is not present, then create it.
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NOTE: The License file is a java properties file and the format should be similar to what you see above. There should be no spaces in the file, before, after or, in the key.
Make sure that license.properties is readable and writeable by user admin and group admin, to do this you can use the following commands:
chmod 644 license.properties
chown admin:admin license.properties
NOTE: This should be the default vCOPs administrative user, but since many administrators ssh into a system via root or some other administrative user in order to manage the system, the permissions for this file are often incorrect.
Navigate to the Custom UI page and log in.
On the top of the Screen, select Environment -> Environment Overview
Expand the Adapter Instances in the tree view on the left hand side of the page and select your instance.
Select all of the adapter instances that you have so far configured for this adapter and click the stop collecting icon.
Again select all of the adapter instances and click the start collecting icon.
At this point you have successfully licensed your Blue Medora vCenter Operations Management Pack.