VMware this morning says it has fixed the problem that plagued many users yesterday>>
Dear VMware Customers,
We have released the express patches for the product expiration issue. Please go to https://www.vmware.com/go/esxexpresspatches for download and KB articles. Since our last update we have completed our verification tests that the express patches we’ve released are fully compatible with the VMware Update Manager. Please see the KB articles for deployment information regarding Update Manager.
The KB articles are kept up-to-date. Please refer to the KB articles for information and updates.
The VMware ESX Product Team