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Which product to download for vCenter Server

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Our company have plenty of VMware licenses since we are VSP. I don't know which product should i donwload when I want to install vCenter. The ESXi 4.1 is installed in HP's SD card.

There is no vCenter here:

http://www.vmware.com/download/

Thanks,

Juha
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If you're looking for vCenter 4.1 then it's

VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1 and modules
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robincm:

Thanks for direct links.

Since this is a new vCenter installation can I install vCenter 5.0 without any upgrade process while keeping ESXi 4.1. still installed?
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Yes, you can use vCenter 5.0 to manage ESXi 4.1 hosts. But you will require new 5.0 licenses. 4.x licenses will not work with 5.x products.

You can either download the traditional vCenter Server for installation on Windows Server or you can download a VMware vCenter Server Appliance.
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Yes, per my comment "will manage v4.1 hosts" ;-)
Doesn't matter if it's a new install or an upgrade. It'll manage back to v3.5 hosts (see p.24 of the PDF).
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Thanks for all answers

Donwloaded and installed the "VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1 and modules" (hint by paulsolov) from links provided by robincm. Checked licenses I had in hand and noticed that there were not license for "VMware vCenter Server 5.0". So thanks to hanccocka too for noting that 4.1 licenses won't apply for 5.0.
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