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Category: VMware

Registering your license for VMware ESXi 5.0

I had the hardest time finding the place to enter my license.

  1. Go to the vSphere client
  2. Click on the host
  3. Click the “Configuration” tab in the window to the right
  4. Click the “Licensed Features” link underneath “Software”, 2nd box on the 5.0 client.
  5. Click on edit in the right corner of the pane
  6. Enter your license key

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Playing around with VMware ESXi 5

I just started playing around with VMware ESXi 5 which appears to be free! Yey! 🙂

You can download it at the VMware website, http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/overview.html. Don’t forget to apply for the license which is free, otherwise you get a 60-day trial.

The reason I choose VMware ESXi was because I’m pretty familiar with VMware. I’ve had their workstation as long as I can remember. I actually had a license for both Linux and windows at one point. And umm… because that’s really the only one I could use on my server, hardware restraints.  🙂

There are a few other free virtualization software packages.

  • Citrix XenServer
  • Proxmox (open source)  – does KVM and OpenVZ
  • Virtuozzo
  • VMware ESXi

 

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