VMware ESX Server

I currently have VMware ESX Server 3i installed on an HP ProLiant DL360 G5. I installed this about two years ago. It was the completely free version. Is their a free update available for this software? If so, where can I get it and information about upgrading from this version of ESX 3i to the newer free version?

I am currently experiencing some performance issues and I would like to see if an update might help.

Thanks,

Justin
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coolsport00Commented:
Sure, go to VMware's download center for the newest version (4.1):
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vsphere_hypervisor_esxi/4.
Here is their Upgrade Resources site:
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/upgrade-center/resources.html
As well as the 4.1 Doc site:
http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esxi41_e_vc41.html

Hope that helps.

Regards,
~coolsport00

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coolsport00Commented:
Just verify your hardware is compatible with v.4.1
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

~coolsport00
ericblacksherCommented:
Here is where you can download the latest ESXi software.
 
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/index.html 
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Twisted_LogicCommented:
I would login to the vmware page and download the esxi upgrade from 3.5:

https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/p/download.php?p=free-esxi&lp=1

JustinGSEIWIAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that information.

The compatibility page is confusing. I have no clue if it is compatible with my hardware. My current VMware machine information is attached. Is it compatible with the latest version? Since it has two CPU's and eight cores, is that covered in the free version?

Thanks,

Justin
Twisted_LogicCommented:
You should be fine

ProLiant DL360 G5 Intel Xeon 53xx Series ESX 4.1, ESXi 4.1 Embedded, ESXi 4.1 Installable, ESX 4.0 U2, ESX 4.0 U1, ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0 Embedded U2, ESXi 4.0 Embedded U1, ESXi 4.0 Embedded, ESXi 4.0 Installable U2, ESXi 4.0 Installable U1, ESXi 4.0 Installable, ESX 3.5 U51 , ESX 3.5 U41 , ESX 3.5 U31 , ESX 3.5 U21 , ESX 3.5 U11 , ESX 3.51 , ESXi 3.5 Installable U5, ESXi 3.5 Installable U4, ESXi 3.5 Installable U3, ESXi 3.5 Installable U2, ESXi 3.5 Installable U1, ESX 3.0.3 U11 , ESX 3.0.31 , ESX 3.0.2 U11 , ESX 3.0.21 , ESX 3.0.1
JustinGSEIWIAuthor Commented:
OK. I was messing with the compatibility and I found this information which makes me think that my hardware is fully compatible.

HP      ProLiant DL360 G5      Intel Xeon 54xx Series      ESX 4.1, ESXi 4.1 Embedded, ESXi 4.1 Installable, ESX 4.0 U2, ESX 4.0 U1, ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0 Embedded U2, ESXi 4.0 Embedded U1, ESXi 4.0 Embedded, ESXi 4.0 Installable U2, ESXi 4.0 Installable U1, ESXi 4.0 Installable, ESX 3.5 U5, ESX 3.5 U4, ESX 3.5 U3, ESX 3.5 U2, ESX 3.5 U1, ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5 Embedded U5, ESXi 3.5 Embedded U4, ESXi 3.5 Embedded U3, ESXi 3.5 Embedded U2, ESXi 3.5 Embedded U1, ESXi 3.5 Embedded, ESXi 3.5 Installable U5, ESXi 3.5 Installable U4, ESXi 3.5 Installable U3, ESXi 3.5 Installable U2, ESXi 3.5 Installable U1, ESXi 3.5 Installable, ESX 3.0.3 U1, ESX 3.0.3, ESX 3.0.2 U1

Is that accurate?
JustinGSEIWIAuthor Commented:
I guess that answers my question.

Thanks!
coolsport00Commented:
Yes; you have to just "play" with the compat guide...it is indeed a bit confusing at first.

Glad to help & best of luck! :)

~coolsport00
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