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Denis4Vmware
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VM DC won't power up after trial ESxi 5.5 expired

Hello,

I downloaded and installed a trial version Esxi 5.5 for familiarization purpose. I also got vcenter server appliance and a VM DC on it.At end of trial period, both the vcenter server appliance and the VM DC will not power up! Was i wrong to think that all i would lose was access to the hypervisor and its management functions ? Don't i get some capability to at least support a small sized VM ? How can i get the VM running again, or at least export out the VMDKs.

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abhilashhb
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ESXi is available for free. You can register for a free hypervisor and obtain a key so that you can power on the VM's.

You can register here Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor, Free Virtualization (ESXi)

Once you register you will get a license key. You can apply that to host. But you will not be able to manage the host with vCenter. you will have to access the standalone host.

Abhilash B
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/

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abhilashhb
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ESXi is available for free. You can register for a free hypervisor and obtain a key so that you can power on the VM's.

You can register here Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor, Free Virtualization (ESXi)

Once you register you will get a license key. You can apply that to host. But you will not be able to manage the host with vCenter. you will have to access the standalone host.

Abhilash B
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/

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Denis4Vmware
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That worked!
Thank you.

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