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ESXi Hypervisor 5.1 Freeware

Does vCenter server support the freeware version of ESXi Hypervisor 5.1?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Unfortunately not, free ESXi 5.1 cannot be added or managed by vCenter Server.

But purchase a vSphere Essentials license at approx $500. This gives you three ESXi licenses for 2 cpu, and vCenter Server.
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lipotechAuthor Commented:
So I will be required to use console commands to create and manage VMs?  No other options exist other than the $500.00 dollar license?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you can still use and connect to the free hypervisor using the vSphere Client to Manage and Create VMs.

Maybe you are getting confused with vSphere Client and vSphere Server?
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