We just purchased VMware essentials plus license, and before we purchased the essentials kit, I downloaded VMware 5.5 standard and installed it on my hosts. Can I uses my Essentials Plus license on my standard hypervisor or do I need to reinstall Essentials Plus on both host.
The binaries are the same for all editions, i.e. you can assign the Essentials Plus license directly to a host. Just make sure you have the matching version. If the purchased licenses are for version 6, you can downgrade some or all the keys to version 5 in your My VMware portal.
Thanks for the reply. In order to manage both hosts, will I need to do a simple install, install SSO, dup collector, ect, and will I need a dc to install vcenter on?
Is there a KB or information on how to set the essentials plus up.
If you want to run both hosts in a cluster and manage them from a central location, you need vCenter Server (license included in the Kit). The easiest way is to deploy vCenter Server as a virtual appliance on one of the ESXi hosts. For how to install vCenter Servertake a look at e.g. VMware KB: Installing vCenter Server 5.5 best practices which also contains links to the documentation.
Thank so much