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How to register vSphere license Key

Register Hypervisor ESXi and get the license key for ESXi Trial and Free

vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 is valid for 60 days after installation, if you want to continue using the hypervisor without enterprise features after 60 days, may for further evaluation in the lab, you can register a free license key, add it in vSphere, under Manage – Licensing – Assign license.

vSphere ESXi Hypervisor License Assign
vSphere ESXi Hypervisor

A new license key for unlimited use can be registered on VMware Communities here. To do this, it is necessary to register new account with a valid email using the Register with Sign up now link.

vmware customer connect sign-up

Sign up now opens the registration form.

  A new account was created here, due product registration was not possible with an existing account, if there is an previous account already exist that is in saved passwords, cookies and the browser cache may have to be delete, so you’r able to login with the new account.

VMware registration customerc connect, complete this registration form

After the registration form has been filled out and submitted by entering the captcha code, an e-mail will be sent, click the Activate Now button in the opened e-mail to confirm and complete the registration.

Email Activate Now your account

After clicking Activate Now, the page opens where you can now sign in to VMware with the new account.

VMware Registration Complete Activation

Now go to Products and Accounts and Trial and Free Solutions.

VMware Products and Accounts und Trial and Free Solutions

just navigate to Downloads and Free Products Trials & Demos – vSphere

VMware Downloads Free Products Trials & Demos - vSphere

On the Prudukt selection, the product must be again registered.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Download Center licensing - registration

By clicking on the Register button, the form with the user license agreement opens.

user license agreement-accept

Filling in and signing in opens the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 Download Center page they include the license information.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Download Center License Key

The VMware vSphere Product Key now you can see in the License Information section on Component in the LICENSE KEY column. Use the Manual Download button to download the ESXi ISO image.

Synology Hyper Backup Replication

Backup replication with Hyper Backup and rsync

Synology Hyper Backup enables versatile use in data backup applications. In case of requests in these, the secured data should also be stored on another NAS, for example for the worst-case scenario, in case of fire or water damage in the server room, precautions are taken. There is the possibility to synchronize the backup storage with a second NAS, preferably in another building, or if there is the possibility to be located in a different location.

This article shows the structure of data synchronization between two NAS. The data backed up with Hyper Backup on the RackStation is synchronized with a DiskStation that is on the same network but is installed in another building.

To start, rsync is enabled on the external DiskStation, under Enable data services – rsync – rsync service.

To start, rsync is enabled on the external DiskStation, under Enable data services - rsync - rsync service.

For rsync account enable the Edit rsync account button and add a user.

Edit rsync account

Now with the RackStation, which runs the Hyper Backup backup, open the Hyper Backup app and create a new backup task by clicking on (+) Plus.

The Hyper Backup Backup Wizard is opened, as a backup destination under File Server you select rsync and click on next.

File Server you select rsync and click on next.

Create a backup task with a server name or IP address as the backup destination, enter user name and password, choose the shared folder and a directory.

synology choose the shared folder and a directory.

Shares can be selected to be saved.

Synology Shares can be selected to be saved.

If you want to back up applications, they can be selected, this is not required for synchronization.

If you want to back up applications, they can be selected, this is not required for synchronization.

Backup settings define the task notification and backup schedule.

Backup settings define the task notification and backup schedule.

Rotation settings can define backup rotation, with backup schedule and rotation scheme for a desired number of retained versions.

From the DSM on the RackStation, the first backup to the second NAS can now be made. The backup task can be added to an existing task, or a new backup task can be created, and it is recommended that you allow sufficient time between the two jobs to ensure that the second job is not started until the first backup is complete.

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When DiskStation receives the synchronized data, the Hyper Backup backup appears as an hbk folder, the folder can be opened with a deflator click, for which Hyper Backup must be installed.

Disable Windows Firewall with PowerShell

Easily turn off Windows Firewall with netsh or in the PowerShell

There are still situations where it is necessary to disable the firewall. There are supported methods for this, where the service does not need to be stopped or disabled. On Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, you can disable the firewall from the console using netsh commands. Windows Server 2012 or later also allows the Set-NetFirewallProfile PowerShell cmdlet to run.

Turn off the firewall with Windows PowerShell.

To do this, open Windows PowerShell as an administrator and run the following line:

Reactivating the Windows Defender Firewall requires -Enable True instead of False at the end.

This is how you disable the firewall with the netsh command.

Open a command prompt with administrative privileges and insert the following command: