Free VMware license ESXi 5.1?

Is it possible to still download and run free ESXi software or is a license purchase required?

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
yes the free hypervisor it is still available

Download  VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/info?slug=datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere_hypervisor_esxi/5_1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Free VMware license ESXi 5.1?
Is it possible to still download and run free ESXi software or is a license purchase required?

You can select 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 or 6.0 to download, and obtain a free license.

You may want to download and use the latest version ESXI 6.0, which was released in March 2015.

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

or my latest articles for ESXI 6.0

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.0 (ESXi 6.0)

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.0 (ESXi 6.0) using the vSphere Client (C# client)
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