Ok so we have a 3rd party Virtual Appliance (VA) that requires VMware. We are a hyper-V shop so I've never dealt with the licensing.
The VA is running on VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 that part appears to be free for all I can tell. As I was able to install it just fine. However when I download the vSphere Client I'm getting warnings about trial period ending. I need the client because as far as I can tell that is what is used to console into the VA, as well as setup the VA's resources.
I was sold by the vendor that there wouldn't be any cost, but I think they were mistaken. Surely I cannot just run this VA free of charge from VMWare's perspective.
So my question(s).
What product do I need to buy so that I continue to have access to this VA?
The cheapest option I think they offer is VMware vSphere Standard, will that suffice?
Is there truly a way for me to keep this VA at no cost (doubtful)?