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inanibharat
Acclaimed Contributor

Extend Trial Period

As I am testing HPE VM Explore for compatibility and suitable as our requirement and now we near to complete our Testing but trial is expire. And I again try to add new license but unable to activate.

Can any one guide me how i can extend trial period so i can continue my testing.

Many Thanks,

Bharat

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Sandeep Kumar S
HPE Expert

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hello Bharat,

You can use the below URL to request extension of Trail License Key.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/software-solutions/vm-server-backup/index.html#&swanchor=offerings

(or)

https://www.trilead.com/trialkey/

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Sandeep

StephenAldous
HPE Blogger

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hi Bharat, the product will only allow you to activate upto 3 x trial keys. If you have reached this limit already and still have testing to perform, please contact our sales team who can work with you and assist.

Regards,

Stephen Aldous @ HPE

Product Manager - VM Explorer


-Stephen.
skyerjoe
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Extend Trial Period

When the trial period is over 3 times   is there still a version with free options left or is the version then decativated at all

regards john 

  

StephenAldous
HPE Blogger

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hi John, the trial period provides the full Enterprise Edition features for 15 days. Once the trial expires the product automatically reverts to the "free edtion" which has a limited feature set. You can see the different features comparing free, Professional and Enterprise editions on our website: https://saas.hpe.com/en-us/software/vm-server-backup  (scroll down the page and you'll find table listing the different offerings and what's included in them). A big limitation of the free edition is the last of task scheduler, so you can't automate the running of jobs.


-Stephen.
skyerjoe
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hello Stephen 

 

On which file or apllication  level could i make an image with the free version with an free esxi 5.5 system ?

In the compare list there is only an point with :  application consistent backup with vss but i'm not sure what does it means exactly for my  system  ..

Could make this on a vm  with state running too ? 

Could describe this a little bit more in detail for an rookie like me 

Update: 

I' ve found a good explantion from altaro 

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/vss-crash-consistent-vs-application-consistent-vss-backups-post-1-of-2/

Which option in VM Explorer is responsible for an VSS snapshot with an vm on esxi  ?  

thanks 

 

StephenAldous
HPE Blogger

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hi, in order to perform a VSS snap inside the guest VM, you need to have the VMware tools installed inside the guest VM. Yes, this works on a running VM.


-Stephen.
skyerjoe
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hello Stephen,

Thanks for your Helping.

When the VM's are down in the time of Backing Up...

does the Option to create an Snapshot and quiescing the System brings any advantages ?

Or is this only for Running Systems.

best regards john 

 

MichaelFunke
HPE Expert

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hello John,

when the system is down during backup, there is no need for quiescing.

Best regards,

Michael

StephenAldous
HPE Blogger

Re: Extend Trial Period

Hi, when the VM is not running, the Windows VSS service is not running, and neither are any apps, so you can't and there is no need to perform any type of quiescence.


-Stephen.
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