Yesterday the vcentre server was migrated to a different server.
Before the move, I had a 12 socket license so I had 6 ESX (out of 11) of 2 sockets monitored.
After I added the new VMWare server (I deleted the previous one) in nworks management Center/Connected Server tab/Connect to VMWare server popup, I was only able to tick 4 ESX.
The ESX are exactly the same as before, the VEM/VIC server as well.
If I untick all of them it still shows in the dashboard:
Total VC: 1
Total ESX: 11
Total sockets: 12
Used sockets: 4
So is it a bug or are licenses used not only when monitoring the ESX but also by other options by the VIC/VEM or the VMWare server?
Could it be that be pointing to a new server it reset some options and reenabled some extra collection/metric that would "consume" extra sockets?
Or is it possible that the VMWare server itself uses 4 sockets, as opposed to the previous one that had perhaps a smaller setup therefore did not use any sockets at all (I did not touch the VMware server so I admit I do not know much about their config).
I did the following:
1. Remove all servers under "Connected Severs" tab in the Management Center.
2. Delete the "maindb.xml" file (default location: "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\nworks\Management Center")
3. Re-add the servers you would like to monitor.
But same as before