vmware esxi entering License info

  1. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

    vmware esxi entering License info

    Hi there
    To those that downloaded the FREE vmware esxi hypervisor and are playing around with it it's not intuitive at all where to enter the license information.

    You will get the license key with the product download

    If you don't enter the license key it will expire after 60 days.

    What you have to do is logon on to your Vsphere client and sign in to the host ESXI server (real host or VM depending where you installed it).

    Go to SOFTWARE in the configuration tab and under licensed features you'll see AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE of the screen small BLUE text mark EDIT.
    Click this and then you can enter your license number --then you are all set.

    I've enclosed a screen shot. Now to get some REAL Virtual machines working. !!!!

    When I've got time amd stuff all working I'll try and create a decent tutorial for setting everything up, configuring the data stores, installing a Windows XP and a Windows 7 Virtual Machines with passthruh and how to import an existing vmware workstation / player vm into ESXI.

    I'm still learning as I go along however so it might trake a little time. I've posted snippest so I can refer to them later without forgetting a few weeks later.

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  2. Posts : 391
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

    I think i spent an hour trying to find the activation method for ESXi, almost drove me insane..almost. Thanks for posting mate, i'm sure ill need to reference this when i need to activate again.
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  3. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
    Thread Starter

    Hi there
    No probs -- silly us ALL having to waste time over these issues which is why I am happy to post pnce I've found the answer.


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  4. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    If you run into too many more of these things, give me a PM. I work with VMWare and ESX/ESXi all day long.
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  5. Posts : 391
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

    Our environment is moving over to VM's currently, i will surly have questions in the future, thanks for the offer mate.
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