I have BE6K with ESXi 5.5. I want to upgrade it to ESXi 6.5. This upgrade is free?
My question is what will happen to licenses? I don't have smatrnet. How should I proceed without wasting the licenses.
ESXi 6.5 is not free upgradable. You should have a valid contract with VMware and get the licenses. You can upgrade from 5.5 to 6.5 and the evaluation license will be valid for 60 days. If an ESX/ESXi host license expires, the virtual machines that reside on the host continue to run, but you cannot power on the virtual machines or reset them.
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