Which VMWare Choice to Make for Upgrading from Free ESXi 5.0
Posted on 2014-07-25
I just tried the free or trial version of Veeam Backup v7 only to find out it will not work on free ESXi 5.0.
I have one ESXi 5.0 box with 5 VMWare servers. I am currently backing up shares on two of the servers with my backup solution, but I would like to backup the VMWare itself. The other 3 servers are DC, Print & WSUS. DC is Windows 2012 and other 4 are Windows 2008.
I see with VSphere Essentials I can license 3 servers with 2 CPUs each. Will that work, or do I need to purchase a different version of VSphere? I am thinking that the Essentials license would not allow me to cover only 3 of the 5 servers.