Follow up on: Who is stealing my licenses?

I really did my homework before posting my previous post “Who is stealing my licenses“, but not good enough it seems. In my post I wrote about not being able to prevent other hosts from taking licenses from your license pool. Well, Eric Gray from V-Critical pointed me to a VMware KB article ( KB: 1000995 ) that opens up a world of valuable extra info. So much info that the second part of my previous post is eeeuh well… totally wrong. Sorry about that.

Taken from the KB some examples of what is explained in the KB:

To allow only specified hosts to check out ESX_FULL and VCB licenses while excluding everybody else.
INCLUDE PRD_ESX_FULL INTERNET 192.255.16*
INCLUDE ESX_FULL_BACKUP INTERNET 192.255.16.*

To deny particular hosts on subnets ESX_FULL and VCB licenses
EXCLUDE PROD_ESX_FULL INTERNET 192.255.15.*
EXCLUDE ESX_FULL_BACKUP INTERNET 192.255.15.*

Limit the number of ESX and VCB licenses available to the hosts on subnet
MAX 8 PROD_ESX_FULL INTERNET 192.255.15.*
MAX 8 ESX_FULL_BACKUP INTERNET 192.255.15.*

To allow ESX and VCB licenses for sales hosts
HOST_GROUP sales np.corp.com  192.255.17.*
MAX 4 PROD_ESX_FULL HOST_GROUP sales
MAX 4 ESX_FULL_BACKUP HOST_GROUP sales

To deny ESX_FULL and VCB licenses for sales hosts.
HOST_GROUP sales np.corp.com  192.255.17.*
EXCLUDE_ESX_FULL HOST GROUP sales
EXCLUDE ESX_FULL_BACKUP HOST_GROUP sales