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Greetings,

I am getting conflicting answers regarding my upgrade from vSphere 5 to 5.1. Does anyone know if I am able to upgrade from 5 to 5.1? I am running the essentials plus bundle 5 and have just renewed my support but I don't see a place to request a license upgrade in my VMware portal.  

Thanks -- Ryan
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Your 5.0 licenses are still valid for 5.1.
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to be clear, I would just plug my 5 licenses into the 5.1 install?

thanks for clarifying
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if you are doing an upgrade, there is no need to enter any license, it will use the existing licenses.
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Per your previous recommendations, I'll likely do a fresh install.

Thx
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okay, you will need to apply licenses you already have.
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by:Karthik Rajasekaran
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you shouldn't have any issues. Let us know if you encounter any issue in the licesnsinng option..
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