Adding new hosts to VDS fails after upgrade from NSX 6.2.1 to 6.2.x
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Adding new hosts to VDS fails after upgrade from NSX 6.2.1 to 6.2.x


Article ID: 342927


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VMware NSX Networking VMware vCenter Server


  • Adding ESXi hosts to VDS fails after upgrading from NSX for vSphere 6.2.1 to a later release in an environment running VCVA 5.5 with a license other than Enterprise plus.
  • The NSX license changes from vxlan to overlay after the upgrade.


VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.x
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x


VMware vCenter server checks for the presence of the VXLAN feature before enabling the VMware VDS for NSX. NSX for vSphere 6.2.1 corrupted the digital license file (DLF) when the VXLAN feature was renamed.

Note: This issue does not affect new installations of NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 or 6.2.4 with VCVA 5.5.


To work around this issue, reboot the NSX Manager, and then reboot the VCVA.
If the issue persists:
  1. Disconnect NSX and VCVA.
  2. Upgrade NSX for vSphere from 6.2.1 to a later version.
  3. Remove the existing NSX DLF.
    1. Download the attached script 2145764_NSX_LIC.tar.gz and copy to the VCVA server.
    2. unzip the script to a folder.
    3. Run this command:
      run ./
  4. Reconnect NSX to VCVA.

    This process will allow NSX to push the new, supported license format to VC.


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