Choosing and Installing Guest Operating Systems : Supported Guest Operating Systems

Supported Guest Operating Systems
The following table shows guest operating systems compatible with particular VMware products and provides links to installation instructions for each guest operating system.
 
Note If you are installing a guest operating system through VMware VirtualCenter, be sure it is supported under the VMware product—ESX Server or VMware Server—on which you are running the virtual machine.
 
VMware 
ACE
GSX
Server   
ESX
Server
VMware Server   
VMware Fusion
6.0.1–6.0.4
2.0.1–2.0.4
 
3.5–3.5 U1
 
 
6.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
 
3.0–3.5 U1
 
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
6.0.3–6.0.4
 
 
 
 
 
5.5.3–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
 
5.5.3–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.1.3
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
3.1–3.2.1
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
3.0–3.2.1
 
5.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.5.3–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.0.2–3.5 U1
1.0–1.1.3
5.0–6.0.4
1.0.1–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
2.5.2–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.5–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0.1–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0.1–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
3.0–3.2.1
 
5.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.0.1–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.0–6.0.4
1.0.1–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
2.5–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
6.0.1–6.0.4
2.0.1–2.0.4
 
 
6.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
 
 
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
2.5.2–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.0–6.0.4
1.0.1–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
2.5.1–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.5.2–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.1–3.2.1
2.5–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.5–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.1–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0.1–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0–2.5.5
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
6.0.1–6.0.4
2.0.1–2.0.4
 
 
 
 
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
6.0.2–6.0.4
 
 
 
 
6.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.0.2–3.5 U1
 
6.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
 
 
 
1.0–1.1.3
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
6.0.1–6.0.4
2.0.1–2.0.4
 
 
 
 
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.1.3
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
 
 
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.1–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.0–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.2–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.5–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
2.5.4–2.5.5
 
2.5–2.5.5
 
3.2–3.2.1
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.5–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0.1–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0.1–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.0–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
2.0.1–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
 
5.5.2–6.0.4
2.0–2.0.4
3.0–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6
 
4.5.2–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.1–3.2.1
3.0–3.5 U1
1.0–1.0.6
1.0–1.1.3
4.5.2–6.0.4
1.0–2.0.4
3.1–3.2.1
1.0–1.0.6