Not you cant, but thats not a problem. You will always buy the "latest" version of vSphere and when you have a need for a older Version you simply perform a downgrade in your my.vmware portal after the purchase.
Lastly you mentioned; the same way you would upgrade your existing vSphere 5 licenses. Can you clarify further? We are currently on vSphere 5 Essentials and vCenter 5. Can we do the upgrade via my.vmware portal as well? Bit confused on this...
The my.vmware Portal will display all licenses which can be upgraded. As a rule of thumb and as long as your subscription is valid you always are eligible. If your Subscription runs out youre are allowed to upgrade to that vSphere version which was the current one when your subscriptions end.
Hey all, I got this working for Fusion 5 after many unsuccessful attempts, however since we upgraded to Jamf 9 I am unable to Create a similar workflow for installing VMWare Fusion 6 and having the license key included. I have looked at some of the resources here on the nation, but have found nothing that was up to date. My goal is to create or use the Vmware Fusion 6 installer and have the serial already installed. Then make available in self service. Any help would be appreciated.
There's a screenshot below to guide you. The first time you add an item to your cart and checkout, you'll need to sign the EULA and opt-in our opt-out of email offers, then you'll arrive at the actual download screen and receive your license keys. Your expiry dates will vary, I cut-and-pasted mine as examples below, taken as I went to paste the licenses in to my vSphere Web Client.
ISO and key for ESXi 6.7 is under VMware vCloud Suite StandardLook for VMware vCloud Suite Standard 7 (English), click Add to Cart then click on Download belowFile: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64 and you're prompted to and when prompted, save:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64.isoVMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus (CPUs) Capacity: 6 CPUs Expires: 7/30/2019You'll be shown 2 keys, you only need the 2nd one, which will be used to keep your ESXi host(s) going. Just be sure to apply it before the initial 60 day trial period (time bomb) expires.
See also this spot, there's a good tip from 3 years ago about the actual length of your new license keys. It's actually quite a bit beyond 365 days, and this is apparently still true today! I'm still testing this in my early 6.7 roll-out testing in my home lab, but it appears that I have until 7/30/2019 to renew my VMUG Advantage EVALExperience to keep my home lab humming along without interruption, and without a rebuild. Nice! There are many other benefits to VMUG Advantage (discounts on eduction and much more), details at VMUG Advantage:
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