esxi free upgrade to VMware vSphere Essentials Kit

Hi we are a small company with a new 1 and 1 old server sent us this question for the Department sales of vmware but have had no response.

We have two questions we hope that someone has had a few experiences with.

Currently we use free on our new server esxi5 if we buy VMware vSphere Essentials Kit

1. is it just a matter of the conclusion of the license in the free version of esxi to give it functionality increase so there is not need to reinstall things?

2 if we have VMware vSphere Essentials Kit it would allow us to use tools such as quest vRanger pro or Acronis vmProtect for backup and replication connection.

It would be much cheaper than the use of VMware vSphere Essentials Kit pro and seems to do the same job.

Thank you

Welcome to the community!

Is it just a matter of the conclusion of the license in the free version of esxi to give it functionality increase so there is not need to reinstall things?

Yes enter vSphere Essentials Kit License keys will unlock the applicable for this Kit features, re - install ESXi will be not be held

If we have VMware vSphere Essentials Kit it would allow us to use tools such as quest vRanger pro or Acronis vmProtect for backup and replication connection.

vSphere Essentials Kit inclused vStorage APIs for Data Protection so you should be good to use the third-party data protection software

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