Monthly Archives: January 2012

Using the Free vSphere Hypervisor? VMware Wants to Hear from You.

Interesting that I stumbled on this right after I posted a How-To for the free vSphere Hypervisor.

Mike Adams over at VMware wants to know if you are using the free vSphere Hypervisor. If so, he would like you to complete a very short survey so he can understand how you are using it. Check out his post on the VMware blog.

How-To: License the Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor

One of the things that some of the Microsoft Hyper-V users tout is that Hyper-V is free. Sometimes, like in smaller offices or branch locations, it may even make sense to use Hyper-V where there are four or less VMs on a host. The Windows 2008 Server Enterprise Edition license will allow for the base Hyper-V installation and up to four Windows 2008 Server VMs on the hardware. But there are many valid reasons to run VMware’s vSphere Hypervisor, the free version of ESXi in your datacenter. Read more »