There is no such thing as a free lunch or a “free version” of VMware ESXi

Ever since VMware announced that their ESXi hypervisor would be available free of charge, people have had a (somewhat) misguided notion that there is a “free version” of ESX.  I have heard phrases like, “Can I use the free version of ESX?” which then often leads to questions like, “If I need advanced features like Read more…