scottmk1
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ESXi Licence number

hi,

i have just rebuilt my testing machine (32bit IBM x series) but can't seem to find where i can download a new licence key ?

seems to have been discontinued ? can anyone help ?

thanks in advance.

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abhilashhb
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Were you using an evaluation key before or a free ESXi license?

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scottmk1
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I've been using a free license for about the last 2 years.

I re-downloaded the iso installer about 6 weeks ago, but only now did I go looking for the key.

It looks support for 3.5 has disappeared, but I really need a key !

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abhilashhb
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Is it not there in your My VMware portal? if you have a free ESXi then the key will be there in your MYVMware portal. So you are using ESXi 3.5?

i don't think you can register for 3.5 free ESXi anymore. You can get only 4.1 free license.

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scottmk1
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That could be a problem, I don't think 4.1 supports 32bit hardware....

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scottmk1
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And the portal does not show the old Lic, it just givea a link to view but this takes me to the 4.1 page...

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joho003
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hi scottmk1,

have you found a solution or a workaround? I have the same problem and the vmware support team can't help:

"...

I would like to inform you that as informed in earlier email that ESX 4.X and prior versions have already reached end of availability on 2013/08/15.

Hence, the system can no longer issue license for ESX 3.5.0 Update_5.

If the issue is resolved please confirm the closure of the Support Request No. 13407992611.

..."

thanks

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vanwiek
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Did you guys find a solution to this?

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EvilEd
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I'm also interested if you found a solution. Just want to run on 32 bit system Smiley Sad

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esquivel
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You Rock, thanks a lot.

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