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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Oh yeah just remembered: editing
      hardware on guests using the new virtual hardware version 10,
      can't due it on the vSphere client, have to do it through the web
      UI.<br>
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      Kind of a big deal.<br>
      <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">William Roush

On 10/18/2013 11:38 AM, William Roush wrote:
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      <div class="moz-cite-prefix">I can't remember off the top of my
        head, but there is some new 5.5 feature that is available to the
        free edition, but due to no web client being available you have
        to use it over one of the various CLI methods.<br>
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        Not cool.<br>
        <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">William Roush

On 10/18/2013 11:09 AM, Nick Smith wrote:
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        <div dir="ltr">First, why are you running windows xp? ;-)
          <div>If microsoft is dropping it, why would anyone else still
            support it?<br>
            <div>Second, the snazzy features that you wont see in the
              real client you wouldnt see anyway without a license.</div>
            <div>They will always have the hypervisor for free,
              vsphere/vcenter comes in when you need centralized
              management of all your hosts. (and lots of other features)</div>
            <div>They are headed in the web client direction and ive
              heard that they will eventually do away with the standard
              client (which i personally hate, the web client is slow)
              and there are plugins that arent ready for the web client
              yet, update manager is one of them.</div>
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            <div>I would assume if they ever discontinue the standard
              client, they would roll out a web client version for the
              free hypervisor, you have to have some way to manage your
              host. I dont see that as pushing people to buy
              vsphere/vcenter.</div>
            <div>They people that need its features will buy it anyway,
              or already have it.</div>
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            <div>They also just raised the host/vm restrictions in 5.5
              for the linux vcenter server appliance which runs
              postgres.</div>
            <div>(no need for more MS and SQL licenses yay!)</div>
            <div><a moz-do-not-send="true"
href="http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/08/26/vsphere-5-5-nuggets-vcenter-server-appliance-limitations-lifted/">http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/08/26/vsphere-5-5-nuggets-vcenter-server-appliance-limitations-lifted/</a><br>
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            <div>I cant comment on vmware reps, ive never spoken to one.</div>
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          <div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Matt
            Keys <span dir="ltr"><<a moz-do-not-send="true"
                href="mailto:mk6032@yahoo.com" target="_blank">mk6032@yahoo.com</a>></span>
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              .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Just a
              heads up that I discovered winxp 32 bit isn't compatible
              with the new vsphere 5.5 client. I'm pretty sure it's
              because of <a moz-do-not-send="true"
                href="http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2049143" target="_blank">http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2049143</a>
              , but that refers to the real vsphere server whereas I'm
              connecting at the host level with the client. This is the
              error I get : <a moz-do-not-send="true"
                href="http://www.mattkeys.net/winxp32_esxi55.png"
                target="_blank">http://www.mattkeys.net/winxp32_esxi55.png</a>
              . The same machine using 5.1 client worked just fine,
              there are no network/firewall/av issues to note. My
              clients installed on Win 7 and 8 machines are working
              fine. Also note the "you won't see all the new snazzy
              features of 5.5 with the real client" message. It seems
              like they're pushing you to the web client, which requires
              a vsphere server (standard/enterprise) license does it
              not?<br>
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