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How to license a vcenter server free

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I've just installed an esxi 5.5 in my physical server, and then I installed the vSphere Client, I assigned the free license which I got in MyVmware -> Free Products Download - > vSphere Hypervisor.

Then I saw that I had to deploy vcenter server appliance, and I did it.

After configuring the vcenter server and the web client I saw a message box on the top of the page of the web client:  There are vCenter Server systems with expiring license keys in your inventory.

Then I went back to MyVmware portal to check if there is any license to put there, but I just found a license in the vSpere with Operations Management Product Evaluation Center, but unfortunately this license wasn't for vCenter, but to vOps.

So my question is: Is there a way to license the vCenter Server as a free version ?

Thanks !

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And to answer your question. No there is no free license for vCenter unlike esxi. Only 60 days evaluation or paid license.

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The vSphere with ops manager will have a vCenter license with it. If you have assigned a free hypervisor license to esxi, you will not be able to add it to vCenter.

The vSOM evaluation you have will have vCenter key which is valid for 60 days.

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And to answer your question. No there is no free license for vCenter unlike esxi. Only 60 days evaluation or paid license.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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Thanks

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