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  • 1.  Is ESXI Free ?

    Posted Nov 10, 2021 02:52 PM

    Hello

    I need to install an ESXI for 4 or 5 VMs in my company, do i need to buy a Vsphere Essentials Kit or i can use a free ESXI forever ?

    Thanks.



  • 2.  RE: Is ESXI Free ?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 10, 2021 04:55 PM


  • 3.  RE: Is ESXI Free ?

    Posted Nov 12, 2021 09:33 AM

    Thanks, but can we still use ESXI after the 60 days with the free version ? is the free version good enough for 3 or 4 VM ?



  • 4.  RE: Is ESXI Free ?
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 12, 2021 10:19 AM

    Using vSphere Hypervisor is not the same as using ESXi without a licence in evaluation mode, so yes you can use vSphere Hypervisor for more than 60 days.

    You can also use 6.7 if 7.0 won't work.

    https://customerconnect.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6

    https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2107518

     



  • 5.  RE: Is ESXI Free ?

    Posted Nov 12, 2021 09:47 AM

    Another question, my network adapter is i think not compatible with esxi 7, if i buy a Vsphere essentials kit can i use ESXI 6.7 ?