vm WARE  server download link

Posted on 2011-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a windows 7 box and want to run the free version of VMWARE what is it ? I am having issues finding the link , i think you can get VMWARE server or workstaion or something for free or fo 180 days ,
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

coolsport00 earned 300 total points
ID: 34912220
Well, yes...Server is free, but totally (no exp. period), but it is only to be run on a Windows Server OS. Workstation you can download and trial it for 30 days.


Author Comment

ID: 34912225
is ESXi still free?
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

coolsport00 earned 300 total points
ID: 34912254
Yes...but that installs directly on top of hardware, not on an OS. So, if you have a server/computer that is supported (check the HCL:, you can run that too.

You can try VMware Player to see if that fits your needs as well:

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

LVL 121

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 100 total points
ID: 34912260
yes, it's still free, they just changed the name to VMware vSphere HypervisorTM (ESXi)

see here
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

coolsport00 earned 300 total points
ID: 34912297
ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor as "hanccocka" mentioned), is free and if you wanna upgrade it later, you can do so by simply adding a different license (tho it's free, you still need to add a 'free' license).


Assisted Solution

m2vikram earned 100 total points
ID: 34915645
ESXi wont run on windows 7 .. for free hyper-visor on windows 7 i recommend you down load vmplayer. you might have to register which is free.

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question