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Can you connect free ESXi to Vcenter?

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Probably a simple question but I can't seem to find a clear answer.   I have a Vsphere 4.1 environment with Vcenter and I recently had to load the free ESXi on a standalone machine just to run 2 VMs on one server.   I was wondering if the free license allows management with an existing licensed Vcenter server. 

Thanks.

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No, the license needed to connect to vCenter server is only included in the "paid" versions.

André

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Hi,

From here http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/faq.html

How do I use VMware vCenter Server to manage my VMware vSphere Hypervisor hosts?

VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management for VMware vSphere Hypervisor hosts and  their virtual machines. To manage a VMware vSphere Hypervisor host with  vCenter Server, you must have a vCenter Server Agent license, which is  included in all paid editions of VMware vSphere.

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Thanks guys.  I'll have to see how annoying it is to manage these seperately and wiegh that against a license, I suppose. 

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