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I try to lern ESXI 5.1 ,and decided lab create . I have a DELL T610 Server with 2 processor.

Can someone give a link , may be ready Images which i can quickly create my lab ?

Thank you so much
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by:John Tsioumpris
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At first you need to install ESXI 5.1
The best solution is to use the customized images of DELL...here is one for
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by:gheist
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You need 5.5 for nested virtualisation (i.e lab ESXi-s running as virtual machines)
Also take care to max RAM in server
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but i cant download ESXI 5.5 and vcenter 5.0. i Registred VMWARE but always Comes out 6.0 Trial Version not 5.5
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by:dns01
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Unfortunatly I do not have any ESXi license. I will try 6.0 ,

do i Need a license for Vcenter 6.0 as well?


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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You will need a license for ALL versions of vCenter Server, but you can use it for 60 days in evaluation mode.

I would recommend you use AutoLab for your LAB, you can rebuild your lab very quickly every 60 days...

see here

HOW TO: Set up a lab environment for vSAN using VMware Workstation

You can use AutoLab with BareMetal and ESXi.
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Thanks
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No problems, most of us vExperts are now using AutoLab.
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excellent ,Thank you so much
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