V Center Help

greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,184 ■■■■■■■□□□
Hey guys I need to download vcenter server 5.5.0 for windows. for my vcp 5.5 exam. but when I go to the website all I see is version 6.0. will using the vcenter 6.0 still prepare me for this exam if I use that version? thanks!
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Only vSphere 5 customers can download it now, same goes for ESXi.

    It will certainly be harder to use the newer version to prepare for the older exam, you'll have options and capabilities that just didn't exist previously.

    But, so long as you focus on the VCP550 blueprint, and on vSphere 5.5 resources such as the documentation, you'll still be able to prepare yourself for VCP550.
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  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    Ya that's the one thing that stinks about VMware - you have to be a current customer in order to download the products.

    As Scott mentioned honestly if you hit the blueprint hard and read the material you should be able to pass the VCP. VCAP is where I would think you need hands on.

    You do have other options too - you can sign up for the vmug advantage (https://www.vmug.com/advantage) which will give you access to software (costs money though).
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you got the right entitlements, you can download it here

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC55U2&productId=353

    Just wondering what the T&Cs say about giving someone the ISO without a license - given it would run on 60 day only anyway ... I'll check some channels and if it is ok according to the T&Cs then I am happy to give you a download .. if not, then I am afraid you will have to use 6 :)

    Edit: Seems to be legally ok as long as I don't give you a key .. so I will upload it for you over the next few days and you should be able to use a 60 day trial
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  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Lexluethar wrote: »
    Ya that's the one thing that stinks about VMware - you have to be a current customer in order to download the products.

    As Scott mentioned honestly if you hit the blueprint hard and read the material you should be able to pass the VCP. VCAP is where I would think you need hands on.

    You do have other options too - you can sign up for the vmug advantage (https://www.vmug.com/advantage) which will give you access to software (costs money though).

    No. You don't have to be current customer to download the latest product. You have to be current customer to download older product.
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  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    That i did not know, thanks Dave.
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,184 ■■■■■■■□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    If you got the right entitlements, you can download it here

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC55U2&productId=353

    Just wondering what the T&Cs say about giving someone the ISO without a license - given it would run on 60 day only anyway ... I'll check some channels and if it is ok according to the T&Cs then I am happy to give you a download .. if not, then I am afraid you will have to use 6 :)

    Edit: Seems to be legally ok as long as I don't give you a key .. so I will upload it for you over the next few days and you should be able to use a 60 day trial

    Thanks Upload it for me please. It would really help my studies.icon_thumright.gificon_study.gif
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    Proverbs 6:6-11Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
    When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep, So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler And your need like an armed man.
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