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
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coolsport00 earned 300 total points
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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.


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is ESXi still free?
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coolsport00 earned 300 total points
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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:

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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yes, it's still free, they just changed the name to VMware vSphere HypervisorTM (ESXi)

see here
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coolsport00 earned 300 total points
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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).


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m2vikram earned 100 total points
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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.

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