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VMWare, entering free key after 60 days expires

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I am a little confused on my last thread.  I may have misconstured what I read.

One poster seemed to suggest that I can enter a free key ever if the 60 days have expired

Another poster seemed to suggest that there might be a problem if I enter a free key after the initial 60 days have expired.

Can I enter a free key even after the 60 days have expired.  If so are there any draw backs.

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Your question.....

Can I enter a free key even after the 60 days have expired.  If so are there any draw backs.

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Yes, no drawbacks, but why would you wait 60 days, if you have the key now?

Read this article...

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

Drawback is, if considered a drawback it goes from 60 DAY Evaluation Version - FULL ESXi to FREE! (registered!)

0-60 Days ESXi runs in Evaluation Mode. This allows you to EVALUATE ALL THE FULL Licensed Features of ESX.

On the 60th Day, it will EXPIRE, it will state EXPIRED, and you will not be able to Power on any VMs.

You can Apply the FREE Registered Key at ANY TIME.

Before the 60 days have expired, of after the 60 days.

But if you remove the key, it does not fall back to Evaluation Mode, it will state Expired.

So if you DO NOT want to evaluate, just go ahead and add the key.

Any questions?

see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots


Part 1: HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client
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