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Upgrading ESXi on a Dell R620

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Hi.

I've got two Dell R620 servers that came with Vmware ESXi 5.0 pre-installed on SD cards.

I would like to do two things:

- Update to ESXi 5.1

- Install vCenter

When I follow the links to vCenter installation via the ESXi server's web interface, I end up on a generic VMWare download page. This web site ultimately tells me that I don't have the right to download anything. (In fact, I don't see plain old "vCenter" as on option: I see "vCenter Operations", "vCenter Recovery Manager", etc.)

Since I bought these VMWare licences with the servers themselves (rather than buying and downloading them off the website), I can't figure out how to download the components I imagine I have the right to. I created an account on VMware's web site, but can find nowhere to enter the license numbers of the ESXi software I got from Dell.

I have almost no experience with VMWare (always used KVM till now), and am lost with this licencing business.

Any clues on how to install vCenter or update to 5.1?

Thanks,

Kelly
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