vSphere Installation and Setup is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.

This table provides the update history of the vSphere Installation and Setup.




Corrected a commands for stopping and restarting the Auto Deploy daemon in topic Set Up Auto Deploy on the vCenter Server Appliance.

Updated About the boot.cfg File to add a reference to an example.

Updated chapter Preparing vCenter Server Databases to improve the information about configuring external databases.



Edited the script for enabling database monitoring for the vCenter Server user in Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role and Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Creating Custom Database Schema and Roles.

Updated Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script and Boot Options with the information to use uppercase characters when providing the path of the custom script.

Updated Install vCenter Server as Part of a Simple Install and Install vCenter Server as Part of a Custom Install with the information that the system name cannot be changed after deployment.


Updated vSphere Web Client Software Requirements with current browser support.

Updated Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions with current supported remote management server models.

Updated Before You Install vCenter Server and Installing vCenter Server to correct the vCenter Single Sign-On deployment modes and state that high-availability clusters are unsupported in multisite vCenter Single Sign-On deployments.

Edited the example script for creating a SQL Server database and user for vCenter Server in Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Creating Custom Database Schema and Roles.

Updated the steps in Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually.

Updated Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server to state that you must connect to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.

Updated Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector with the maximum number of supported ESXi hosts.

Updated Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts to correct the port number in the example for the Syslog.global.LogHost option.


Updated Required Ports for vCenter Server to correct the port for vSphere Web Client - HTML5 Remote Console.

Updated the prerequisites for installing or upgrading vSphere Authentication Proxy in Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy.

Updated Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade with information about syslinux version 4.03

Corrected the information about the ESXi root password in Required Information for ESXi Installation. The root password must be between 8 and 40 characters.

Updated the steps for setting up host profiles for static IP addresses in Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client.

Minor updates.


Initial release.