vCenter License

I am building a VMware infrastructure using VMware workstation 10. Currently, I am using the evaluation version for VCenter. I saw a message saying that this evaluation will be good only for 60 days. Does anyone know what will happen after 60 days? If vCenter stops working after 60 days, is there other way I can maintain my VM infrastructure?
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After 60 days it stop working. Consequently, you will have to either purchase it or reinstall it.  The good thing is you can keep old database contents as it is when you reinstall the vCenter software so rebuilding it won't be as challenging.


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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
On another note you can connect individual ESXi hosts directly to VMware workstation once vCenter license runs out.  The cheapest option is vSphere Essentials for $500 get you vCenter and 3 ESXi licenses.  You don't have the bells and whistles for HA/vMotion but it gets you there if adding the hosts to workstation is not a good options for you.
Carlos IjalbaIT Systems DirectorCommented:

If you are using Windows workstation, why do you need vCenter? Do you have a nested ESXi installation?

In any case, if all that you are doing is a test environment (as I don't think you will mount a production environment under workstation), you can just manage the VMs directly from workstation, or connect directly to the ESXi hosts throught the vSphere client.

If you need to reinstall vCenter, might as well use the vCenter Appliance instead, it's quick to deploy and configure.
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