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Downgrade vSphere 7 Essentials to 6.5

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Hi, i've just purchased a vSphere 7 Essentials license and i what to a downgrade to the 6.5 version.

However, in the downgrade tab, there is only a downgrade to 6.0, then it will need to be upgraded to 6.5? Or will I just need to physically upgrade vSphere to version 6.5? Or will I downgrade to 6.0 and be able to download 6.5 vSphere from the official site?

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abhilashhb
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Hi,

There is no separate key for 6 and 6.5. VMware license keys are only available for major versions (v6, v7, v8) and any given major version key will work for all the minor versions.

For example, vSphere 6 license key will work for vSphere versions : 6.1, 6.5, 6.7,..etc

So your vSphere 6 Essentials key will surely work for vSphere 6.5. 

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abhilashhb
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Hi,

There is no separate key for 6 and 6.5. VMware license keys are only available for major versions (v6, v7, v8) and any given major version key will work for all the minor versions.

For example, vSphere 6 license key will work for vSphere versions : 6.1, 6.5, 6.7,..etc

So your vSphere 6 Essentials key will surely work for vSphere 6.5. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful. Abhilash B | Blog : http://vpirate.in | Twitter : @abhilashhb | LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/ |

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