VMWare: Bug In Web Based License File Creation

That’s annoying! VMWare has a nasty bug in its web based license creation tool. I once supplied my name for the registration and as usually I wrote an Umlaut in my first name. And – as I already suspected earlier (when I investigated the license file’s content) – the little character (ü) and a wrong encoding left me with a corrupted license file and a non-functional ESX server. Well, now we received a temporary license from VMWare support, which works. Hope they fix this bug soon (but hey, there’s just a quick workaround for me: Change the Umlaut in the database to an ‚ue‘ to let me create a working license file). And if somebody wonders, no, it was impossible

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