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ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5

Hi,

 

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.

 

 

BR

Abdul Karim

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Re: ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5

Which ESXi license do you currently have? If the free version, you can request the license for 6.5 directly from VMWare. You just need to create an account on their site.
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Re: ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5

Hi there 

 

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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