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Where can I download esxi 4.1.0 build 260247?

We are having issues with one of our VMWARE hosts. I want to have a bootable DVD ready incase we need to reinstall the OS. I found a download that is specific for CISCO and I need to install on an IBM x series server. Am I downloading the wrong thing? Where can I find the proper download??
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Thor2923
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Andy De MaesschalckCommented:
normally, you should have an account on the vmware site.
If not, just create one.
After that you can download the iso files.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
hmmmm I registered with my personal email address and it is telling me "Sorry, at the moment you are not authorized to download VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable. You have the following options"

Isn't ESXi free?? I am sure our company has a proper login, but I am not sure how to get to it on Sunday. Do you have any other suggestions on where I can download this on Sunday??
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coolsport00Commented:
See here:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_1; click on the history link for whatever build you need. You will need to log in with your VMware acct (with business email addy).

~coolsport00

p.s. Yes, ESXi is free
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coolsport00Commented:
Shouldn't matter the day of the week...
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

You need to go VMware vSphere Hypervisor Download Center

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere_hypervisor_esxi/5_0?lp=default

Then choose "Other versions of VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi):  4.0, 3.5" choose 4.0 then you can download. But if you are register to donwload this product, you need to.

In the right side of the page you will see "Register to download your Free Product".

After this you can.

Hope this can help.

Jail
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Here is the download you require

VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable
Version       4.1
Build Number       260247
Release Date       2010/07/13

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esxi41/dHdlYmRoaGRiZHdlZQ==

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The LINK I've included takes you right to the DOWNLOAD you require!
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Thor2923Author Commented:
Thanks but when I follow your link it just tells me "Sorry, at the moment you are not authorized to download VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable"

Maybe because I just registred a few minutes ago, I have not been approved yet??? If you click that download does it actually begin to download something??
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coolsport00Commented:
Possibly. Try @BestWay's link...do you get the same msg?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you registered to download ESXi 4.1 with this account you are using EVER?

e.g. do you have a history of downloading ever?

that link I've sent is with an email account, which I have used to download the Free version, not our business account, which is used to download everthing at VMware.

But if you have never downloaded ESXi 4.1, you may only be allowed to download ESXi 5.0.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just tried a NEW ACCOUNT, and get this:-

VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable

Sorry, at the moment you are not authorized to download VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable. You have the following options:

    If you have a valid serial number of VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable and you have not registered it, please register it here, so you can get download access.

    If you want to get more information about VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, please contact the VMware Sales department per email or telephone 1-877-4-VMWARE.



It looks like, unless you have ESXi 4.1 registered against your account, from a previous download, you can only download ESXi 5.0!

My guess, this is now to stop, new users downloading the older EXi 4.1, to get around vTax in the new ESXi 5.0!
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Thor2923Author Commented:
yea, I was afraid of something like that.....well if anyone else out here has esxi 4.1.0 build 260247 on a FTP site or some place I can download it from, I would appreciate it

thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
From the immortal words of Scott Adams, Adventureland International "Pyramid of Doom" -
"seek and yeah shall find"
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

Well I have try again with my other account, and just choose on the donwload "Create new account", then just click continue and then I get this "Thank you! Your evaluation downloads are now available. "

And I can donwload any.

Jail  

ESXi
ESXi1
ESXi2
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
But can you actually proceed to the download, it's only after hitting the Download Button, you do not get the normal EULA.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@mahatma82: This is a breach of EE rules!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@mahatma82: I would remove before you get a EE Blackmark!
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

Now is too late hanccocka, is probably is downloading already :)

But this guys should know the rules from EE before post.

Jail

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@BestWay: for the mods to resolve!
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Thor2923Author Commented:
you guys are all wonderful..thanks...Jail, I hope that is not where you end up!! What I did was give myself access to the previous engineer's email, then reset his vmware password and he has download access. I see there are other ways to get there and I thank you all for you time...now I just have to figure out my HA issue on my other post....thanks again
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

@Thor2923 you cannot accepted a answer that is against EE rules.

Jail
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Thor2923Author Commented:
I will redo this, but honestly neither myself or my boss know about EE rules....Could you please point me to a post that explains this??
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Thor2923Author Commented:
worked about resolution myself but used info provided by experts
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Thor2923Author Commented:
Ok thanks for the tip and warning...when i saw EE rules I did a quick GOOGLE search and only found info about uploading porn, racist and illegal materials. This post certainly had nothing to do with any of those, but I will read your rules and make sure I understand...thanks
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