This 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.




Updated topic vSphere Web Client Software Requirements to include the correct supported browser versions.


Updated topic vCenter Server for Windows Requirements to state that the local policy must allow assigning Log on as a batch job rights to new local users.


Updated topic ESXi Hardware Requirements to state that, starting with vSphere 6.5, VMware Auto Deploy supports network booting and provisioning of ESXi hosts with UEFI.

Updated topic Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance to state that the storage requirements include the requirements for the VMware Update Manager that runs as a service in the vCenter Server Appliance.

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

Updated topic Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller to improve the task context and prerequisites.


Updated the keyboard command parameter from Default to US Default in Installation and Upgrade Script Commands.

Corrected DSN to DNS in Required Information for Installing vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller on Windows.

Updated Preparing vCenter Server Databases for Install and vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes to remove the vCenter Server Appliance, which, starting with vSphere 6.5, does not support external databases.

Updated Step 5 in Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection to add a note that you cannot use a database server alias to create a DSN.

Updated Step 3 in Stage 2 - Transfer Data to the Newly Deployed Appliance to add an Important note that you must power off and delete a partially restored virtual machine.

Updated Considerations and Limitations for File-Based Backup and Restore to state that when registering or relocating a virtual machine during vCenter Server backup operation if after restore of the vCenter Server the virtual machine is orphaned, you must add it to the vCenter Server inventory.

Updated Considerations and Limitations for Image-Based Backup and Restore to include Platform Services Controller in the note for reconfiguring an IP address of a restored instance.


Initial release.