Upgrading ESXi on a Dell R620
Posted on 2012-12-22
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?