amitb79
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Question on License vcenter 5.5

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Hello Folks,

Small doubt Just wanted to know as i am gng to upgrade the vcenter from 5.0 to 5.5 and i have downloaded the vcenter 5.5 evaluation copy and using in testing environment but now the 60 days has been over so if i am going to install over production i think that will continue to work as we have 5.0 license in place.

Any suggestions ??

Thanks

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Akopylov
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Hello, amitb79.

VMware does not divide licenses by minor versions of products (it is definitely true for vSphere and View), it is not Microsoft (2012 and 2012 R2 for example :smileygrin:). So your license will be work fine for 5.5 too.

Hmm, however Microsoft tells us that Win 2012 and 2012R2 are the different products, but who cares :smileygrin:.

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Akopylov
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Hello, amitb79.

VMware does not divide licenses by minor versions of products (it is definitely true for vSphere and View), it is not Microsoft (2012 and 2012 R2 for example :smileygrin:). So your license will be work fine for 5.5 too.

Hmm, however Microsoft tells us that Win 2012 and 2012R2 are the different products, but who cares :smileygrin:.

rcporto
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is right... there is no need of new licenses... the note below was extracted from KB article: VMware KB: Licensing ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x

Notes:

  • The vSphere 5.5 does not need new license keys. The existing 5.0/ 5.1 licenses will work and enable all the features of the software once upgraded
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