This Knowledgebase article provides information about protected service discovery when VMware vCenter Server is run in the evaluation mode.
Under normal operating conditions, vCenter Server Heartbeat runs the Protected Service Discovery task at the interval configured in the vCenter Server Heartbeat Console.
When VMware vCenter products are run in the evaluation mode, vCenter Server Heartbeat will detect this condition via the Plug-in Rules and display the Application Health status as Degraded. When the Application Health status is Degraded, Protected Service Discovery tasks will not run.
To allow the Protected Service Discovery task to run while running VMware vCenter products are run in the evaluation mode, disable the "Check vCenter License" rule via the vCenter Server Heartbeat Console by following the procedure below.
- Launch the vCenter Server Heartbeat Console.
- Click Application .
- Select the Rules tab.
- Select the Check vCenter License rule.
- Click Edit .
- Clear the Enabled check box.
- Click OK .
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5