Upgrade Free VMware ESXi 4.0 to ESXi 5.0
VMware ESXi 5.0 is now called VMware vSphere Hypervisor, but as before is free to download and use.
Upgrading from VMware ESXi 4.0 to VMware ESXi 5.0 is pretty easy and straight forward:
- As always, before you proceed with an upgrade, make sure you have up to date backups
- Go to www.vmware.com login to your WMvare account (if you don't have an account, registration is free) and download free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (CD ISO). Make sure you save provided license key.
- Burn downloaded installation ISO file to a CD
- Shut down all virtual machines and shut down Wmvare host