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  • 1.  Product License issues

    Posted Apr 07, 2024 07:52 PM

    How can i get the license key for the vmware 8.0 esxi

  • 2.  RE: Product License issues

    Posted Apr 08, 2024 02:11 AM

    Can you elaborate? Have you purchased it and need to find your key, or are you asking about how to purchase licensing? Sorry, you question is somewhat vague. 

  • 3.  RE: Product License issues

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 08, 2024 05:47 AM
    You have to buy a subscription now.

    There used to be a vSphere Hypervisor key that you could get, that concept doesn’t exist any more.

    For personal use, you can get a 1-year evaluation key for ESXi and many other products through VMUG Advantage.

  • 4.  RE: Product License issues

    Posted Apr 08, 2024 12:31 PM

    VMware has changed its licensing, you can no longer get just a license for ESXi. They have bundled everything into VCF package offerings. ESXi standalone is no longer supported, nor is the free version of ESXi. 

    As  mentioned, you can join VMUG Advantage and get 1 year "trial\lab" license for various products through that program.