VMware essentials version for home lab?

Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,736Member ■■■■■■■□□□
The essentials version looks like it is reasonably priced and allows 3 hosts but I don't know if it will provide enough value over the free version. The main differenct I see is you would get vcenter essentials version.

I was also looking at the VMUG Advantage membership which says you get a 365day enterprise license for home use. This seems like a better option but I want a lab I can continue to use for several years. I don't know if the trial is extendable in any way.

I would appreciate any tips for home labs.


  • EANxEANx Posts: 1,041Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Source: https://www.vmug.com/Join/EVALExperience

    When I renew VMUG Advantage, do I continue to use the same license keys? 
    Upon renewing your VMUG Advantage subscription, we will provide you with a new set of license keys that you can order through the Kivuto product store. There is no need to tear down your lab or re-download the product unless you are upgrading to the next version.
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,736Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thanks I just found it! That appears to be the way to go.
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