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Dear Experts:

Installed the VMware-VMvisor-Installer-4.1.0.update1-348481.x86_64-Dell_Customized_A04.iso on the USB stick for the dell server R710 but i can see the 60 days evaluation. Please tell how and where i have to register the license for the free edition iam afraid as after installing the VMs and give it for the production use and later what if it expires 60 days, Please help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see here for details

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010839

Licensing ESX/ESXi

To license a standalone ESX or ESXi 4.x (vSphere Hypervisor):

   1.
      Log in to the ESX/ESXi host using vSphere Client.
   2.
      Click the Configuration Tab.
   3.
      Click LicensedFeatures under Software.
   4.
      Click Edit under Licensed Features.
   5.
      Select Assign a new license key to this host.
   6.
      Press Enter and enter the License Key.
   7.
      Click OK.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You also need the license that's been emailed or displayed to you from VMware.
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D_wathiAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much sir, i have license which was email from the vmware on the same mail there is a option to access the VM ware when click it takes to the login after login can see the list of downloads here the latest as A03 but with the help of experts i could get the latest from the dell i,e A04, think i can use the same license for the A04.

Sir, please do not feel bad for asking the same question again and again as tomorrow iam starting to install VM's on the installed hypervisor (esxi) only afraid is what if it expires after 60 days as it is going to be a mail server. Please give me one more assurance so taht happily i can go ahead in installing 02 VMs and use it for the production. Please help.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, this license will work fine with A04.

Assign and install it, you'll see.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware are just behind updating their website with A04.
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D_wathiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the valuable information, sir i have joined this company recently as we cannot afford to purchase this product as it is very much expensive by any chance is ther any basic subscription with less pricing so that can get support for only 02to03 VMs if iam in such subscription then after 60 days i need not worry the subscription continues. Please help
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is no VMware Support offering that offers this support service.

However, if you were to contact a VMware Partner, they might be able to provide you with a VMware Support Agreement. Please contact us through our profile.
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D_wathiAuthor Commented:
Thanks sir i will go with the free edition for the production server as i have experts exchange with me. Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Very Good.
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