Why does my cloned VM-Series firewall not have a valid license?
VMware assigns a unique UUID to each virtual machine
including the VM-Series firewall.So, when a VM-Series firewall is
cloned, a new UUID is assigned to it. Because the serial number
and license for each instance of the VM-Series firewall is tied
to the UUID, cloning a licensed VM-Series firewallresults in a new
firewall with an invalid license. You need a new auth-code to activate
the license on the newly deployed firewall. You must apply the capacity
auth-code and a new support license in order to obtain full functionality,
support, and software upgrades on the VM-Series firewall.