I've a really boring license issue. I'm using the ESX version.
Attempting to put the cluster license on the first node from the "vsim_licenses_812.txt" the answer from system is that is wrong.
Cluster Base License (Serial Number 1-80-000008) look at this strange serial (???)
You use the cluster base license when setting up the first simulator in a cluster.
Cluster Base license = SMKQROWJNQYQSDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I've also tried the one in the PDF (ETYYFLXUQUMADFAAAAAAAAAAAAAA), same result.
The strange is in the txt license files two serials are mentioned for the 2 nodes to install other licenses: 4079432753 and 4034389062 but in my running simulator I can read from env that values are this:
bootarg.nvram.sysid = 4055372816 (this seems a sim serial...)
NOTE: In the ESX version networking on VMX file is wrong because you've to remove the vNIC and recreate from scratch. The original ones belong to a VMware Player/WS env because 2 are internal only and the other 2 are nat.