Yup only ESXi 4.1 keys are issued, thats why I asked
Well I will download and install 5.0 next week register and enter license...
BTW is there still 8GB vRAM limit present or they raised that?
Total 32G vRAM for Free.
As I tought...
Thanks guys! Now lets upgrade (test machines lol )
ESXi 5.0 and vSphere 5.0 keys are different.
New Keys will be issued at the end of the week!
The correct term is Hypervisor 5.0 for the free version, not ESXi 5.0.
(blame vmware for thatone)
what is the difference between Hypervisor 5.0 and ESXi 5.0 anyway?
I can`t find any difference at all.
I suppose we download this: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere_hypervisor_esxi/5_0
Wait till VmWare start to issue reg. keys, enter key into it and thats it.
There is none.
vSphere 5 is the first version that does not have a "Hypervisor" and "ESXi" version. ESXi is the only choice now. USB/SD boot OR installed to a local hard drive OR PXE boot.
Or do you mean the difference between the "free" version and a paid for?
So I take it for my stand alone host, I would be able to buy 3 sockets of standard and get my 96GB ram to cover my over commitment?
Ouch, Nearly $3K to cover what I am doing for zero right now. Bummer because the host does nothing ever, unless we need true Disaster Recovery or are testing our Disaster Recovery.
Thanks... I think that makes me feel a little better. I forget about the essentials offerings.
Se really less than 1K for the stand alone host and I get some basic management too. $300 re-occuring charge each year as well.
Thanks, I am starting to catch on.
I'm sorry but I've checked and search without success, where can I get the non-paid licence for ESXi 5 ?
I had the free version for version 4.1 and jsut upgraded after reading that there would still be a free version, but now I can't ssh to my host anymore (apparently this feature has been retired for trial/free edition :-/ ) and I'm getting a reminder about the remaining days I can use my host.
You just need to register for the key on the VMware vSphere Hypervisor pages. Once you've done that, you'll see a product key on the page where you'll be able to pull down the binaries. Pretty straight forward IMO...
Thank you, I've found my key.
I find it's really difficult now to find a simple thing as there is so many different products and name that are too complex and approximately the same.
I used the search box too while I should have use the Products menu.
I think 32GB per host is fair. It just so happens I use a Dell blade server at home and 4 of the 1955 blades are dual Xeon quad cores with 32GB of RAM (the developement cluster) and 4 are 1955 dual Xeon dual cores with 16GB of RAM (the sandbox cluster). The remaining 2 1955 blades are non-ESXi physical servers.
Cheers, Yours Udin