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

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




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

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

Updated vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes and Install an Additional Node for a Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Installation with the information that high-availability clusters are unsupported in multisite vCenter Single Sign-On deployments.


Updated the first prerequisite in Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client to add a link to the topic for downloading the installer.


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


Updated Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server to edit the example script by changing the location for creating the database and user.

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

Updated vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements with current browser support.

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


Updated the script for creating a SQL Server database and user for vCenter Server. See Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server.

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.


Added information about ports 3268 and 3269 in Required Ports for vCenter Server.


Removed the topic that discusses how to configure Windows NTP Client for Network Clock Synchronization. That information is available from the Microsoft Web site

Updated Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network to include link to Knowledge Base article that includes current time synchronization intervals.

In the topics Back Up the Inventory Service Database on Linux and Restore an Inventory Service Database Backup on Linux, corrected a typo in the command to stop VMware Inventory Service.


In the following topics, added note to restart the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices service after updating an Oracle database:

After You Install vCenter Server.

vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes.

In the topic Use a Script to Create the DB2 Database Schema, corrected the list of scripts in Step 3.

In the topic Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema, corrected the location of the dbschema directory and corrected the list of scripts in Step 3.

Corrected location of dbschema directory in the following topics:

Configure an Oracle Database User.

Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database.

In the topic vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes, updated information about access from vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client to multisite vCenter Server instances.

In the topic vCenter Server Software Requirements, added information about using the online VMware Compatibility Guide to find compatible host operating system versions for vCenter Server.

In the topic Prerequisites for Installing vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server, added system prerequisite to verify that the NETWORK SERVICE account has read and execute permissions on the folder where the RSA SSPI service is located.

In the topic Prerequisites for Installing vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server, added database prerequisite for vCenter Server deployments that use a Microsoft SQL Server database, residing on the same host machine as vCenter Server, with different operating system users for SQL Server and vCenter Server. The prerequisite requires both SQL Server and vCenter Server users to both have local administration privileges.

In the topic Sample DHCP Configuration, in GPE Example, added missing semicolon to end the line: option gpxe.bus-id code 177 = string;.

In the topic Configure a Microsoft SQL Server Database User to Enable Database Monitoring, in Step 2,corrected the line usemaster to use master.

In the topic Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually, made the following corrections:

In Step 5, added script insert_stats_proc_mssql.sql, and corrected the name of script VCDB_views_mssql.sql.

In Step 8, added grant execute on insert_stats_proc to vCenter_db_user and removed

grant execute on process_temptable0_proc to vCenter_db_user
grant execute on process_temptable1_proc to vCenter_db_user
grant execute on process_temptable2_proc to vCenter_db_user


Initial release.