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Installing VMware ESX 4.1

Installing VMware ESX 4.1
I installed a Dell 1850 server to install on the roles and TMG EDGE only two operating systems in this version of ESX 4.1 the issue is in itself need to be licensed for only two operating systems or do I have to buy the license.
In the installation I apply for a Key which I do not have and if I can help with this would greatly appreciate:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Which key are we discussing ESX 4.1 or the operating systems?
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ConectadoAuthor Commented:
The key to ESX 4.1 is the installation process asks me
The other question is whether the software can be permanent, while not exceeding the number of CPU and / or operating systems.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When you register your copy of ESX 4.1, VMware displays a software key to use, and later they will also email the registration key, which you Assign to the server.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can use ESXi 4.1 for free.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor is the new name for ESXi.

The free download is available from here

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/overview.html

you need to register to download for free.

The latest versions is ESX 4.1 U1


Here are the documents

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esxi41_i_vc41.html

Getting Started Guide

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_esxi_i_get_start.pdf

Please make sure you server is on the Hardware Compatibility List

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/search.php

and you use a 64 bit server and enable Intel Virtualisation Tecnology also called Intel-VT.


compare the differences between ESX and ESXi (the replacement for ESX)

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-and-esx/compare.html
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coolsport00Commented:
Whether you use ESXi free OR purchased, you need to install a key. During ESXi install, you can just select to 'add later'. When you download ESXi (after signing in to download) on VMware's site, you are presented with a key for the 'free' version. If you want to run your host as 'free', you need to enter that key. If you want to trial your host with all features, don't install the key and you can test it all out for 60days. If a time comes when you wanna purchase an elevated ESXi edition, as "hanccocka" mentions, you then get your new key emailed to you. This KB shows you how to install the license:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010839

Regards,
~coolsport00
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ConectadoAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

tks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please explain reason for closure.
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coolsport00Commented:
"Conectado" - this question was answered fully and thus points should be assigned as appropriate. "tks" is not an appropriate response for a reason to delete this post without assigning points.

~coolsport00
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@coolsport00: hey we both objected simultaneously!!!
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coolsport00Commented:
:)
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