marc_kuhn
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Possible licensing for homelab

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Hi guys

i want to build up my own VMWare homelab with 2 nodes (HP Proliant Microserver GEN10) to have a test environment for some Citrix use cases. I pretty new to VMWare, so i was thinking i just can install the free ESXi version and just start. But i need as well a vcenter as the connection from Citrix Studio to the VMWare infrastructure is required.

I know there is a special licensing available for homelabs for around 200$. But i'm wondering if there is also another option available to have a vcenter running at home. I do not need any special features.

Many thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Marc

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a_p_
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I assume that you are referring to the VMUG Advantage option.

That's the least expensive option that I'm aware of, if you want/need to run the setup for more than 60 days (evaluation period).


André

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a_p_
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I assume that you are referring to the VMUG Advantage option.

That's the least expensive option that I'm aware of, if you want/need to run the setup for more than 60 days (evaluation period).


André

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HassanAlKak88
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Hello,

For a LAB, you can use the vCenter with the evaluation period (60 days).

Or you can start with vCenter Foundation. or Essentials Plus Kit (vCenter with hosts) .

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marc_kuhn
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Hi Hassan, hi André

many thanks for your feedback. I will consider if it is worth it to buy for a homelab.

Best regards,

Marc

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