10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2017 9:55 AM by Dany54000

    Download of vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi ISO) image and license keys

    Dany54000 Novice



      I am contacting you because I need to clarify a point regarding the download of the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi ISO) image (Includes VMware Tools).


      I am looking for the free version (free trial for 60 days) and I do not know if I have to download the "6.5.0 0a" or the "6.5.0 U1" version.


      I mean I am currently using a "ESXi 6.0 U2" ISO image on my serveur and now I would like to uninstall this version in order to install the 6.5 one.


      My questions are:


      1. Can I download the "6.5.0 U1" for free ? If yes, where can I get the License key ? (a License Key is provided at the "6.5.0 0a" download page and not provided at "6.5.0 U1" download page). If it possible can someone give me the link to download the "6.5.0 U1" with the License Key mentionned ?


      2. I read that the 6.5.0 version will not completely expire in 60 days but there are new limitations to the usage of it (as long as we do not have a requirement of VM's greater the 8vCPU (Socket or Core) then it will work as previously). Is that correct ? and will I have to enter another key after the 60 days (both for the 6.5.0 0a and 6.5.0 U1 versions) ?


      In advance, I thank you very much for your help.