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vcenter server appliance license key or registration

  • 1.  vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 04:18 PM

    Please i need to obtain license key for vcenter server appliance to activate the server.



  • 2.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 05:37 PM

    Are you using vCSA in evaluation mode? you will find te license in your My VMware portal.



  • 3.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 08:22 PM

    yes it in evaluation mode I thought vCSA is free product?



  • 4.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 08:46 PM

    Unfortunately, it's not free. To manage the ESXi host(s) you can only use the Windows based vSphere Client after the evaluation has expired (with the free Hypervisor license).

    André



  • 5.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 08:51 PM

    Do you have an idea of cost please?



  • 6.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 08:56 PM

    It depends on the number of hosts (CPU sockets) you have and the features you need (see http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/compare.html). The price range starts with ~$500 for vSphere Essentials.

    André



  • 7.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 09:07 PM

    correct is i am wrong the vcsa use to be free initially?



  • 8.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 09:12 PM

    The vCenter Server Appliance was first introduced with vSphere 5.0 as an alternative to vCenter Server for Windows, and there's never been a free version for it (except for the 60-day evaluation period).

    André



  • 9.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 09:34 PM

    But i haven't be able to obtain a license key for it still to evaluate or i don't need a key.



  • 10.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 09:40 PM

    As I mentioned before, the appliance will work in evaluation mode for 60 after initial installation without entereing a license key. If you need more time for evaluation, you may need to contact a VMware sales representative and ask him for a license key.

    André



  • 11.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 05:41 PM

    The license key is the same as you'd use for teh Windows based vCenter Server. After initial installation, the appliance will work in evaluation mode for 60. After this you have to enter a license key, i.e. purchase a license.

    André



  • 12.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Nov 26, 2013 08:21 PM

    I thought vCSA is free product?



  • 13.  RE: vcenter server appliance license key or registration

    Posted Jul 15, 2014 05:42 PM

    VCVA is not free product. It is exactly similar to windows vc. Few features are not in VCVA (virtual appliance ) Like linked VC, VCO. There is no change in licensing model for vcva and windows vc. It exaclty same as windows vc. This is virtual appliance with virtual center server so you dont need to buy operating system license to install VC. This is the benefit of virtual center server appliance.