I had a licence key for version 6 in my account, have had it a long time. In January however I moved to Unraid but late July and I decided I far prefer ESXi.
The licence is now gone from my account page.
So I downloaded and got a licence for 7. But 7 seems to have a bug when I try an install it on on my t7500 dell, on the select drive for install nothing is shown. Refreshing has no effect. I tried the dell only image, no effect. It feels like a bug because it does not even try to scan for drives.
Hey ho I thought I'll install 6, and 6 installs just fine. But I have no licence, there does not appear to be a free licence for 6 anymore and I cannot install 7
Is this it for me then?
Followed this article:
Was not offered a sign up form to register product
Found a link on that page:
Click View downloads and licenses. Alternatively, you can access your license key by following this link
That link takes you to a broken page
auth.vmware.com is currently unable to handle this request.
Clicking on the link from my downlolads page for 'View downloads and licences' just takes me to this page:
Please how can I create a new licence for the free product?
ESXi 7 does not include or support device drivers of type vmklinux, so rather than a bug I would guess that the reason you didn’t see any disks is because of the driver needed for your controller.
Hi Thats a real shame, although I have a perc 710 in there as well unrecognised.
I can live with that though as long as I can get my licences back for V6, but its gone, seemingly no way to regenerate one so is that it for me then?
I have 6 running right here now, but don't want to start configuring it if its going to expire in 2 months.
OK I have fixed it.
This page takes you to your licence for 7
I just changed the 7 on the end for 6 and low and behold my licence popped up for 6.
What a messy website.
I would usually expect any vendor to only offer an evaluation of the latest version of their software, so still being able to get a key today which would even work for 6.0 after it is out of it’s support lifecycle isn’t bad...
Glad you resolved your issue.