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7.0 Update 3a
6.7 4 years ago
(17 Apr 2018)
Ends in 4 months and 3 weeks
(15 Oct 2022)
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(15 Nov 2023)
6.7 PR ESXi670-202103001
6.5 5 years ago
(15 Nov 2016)
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(15 Oct 2022)
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(15 Nov 2023)
6.5 PR ESXi650-202110001
6.0 7 years ago
(12 Mar 2015)
Ended 2 years ago
(12 Mar 2020)
Ended 2 months and 1 week ago
(12 Mar 2022)
6.0 PR ESXi600-202002001
5.5 8 years ago
(19 Sep 2013)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(19 Sep 2018)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(19 Sep 2020)
5.5 Update 3b

VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly onto your physical server.

VMware typically support ESXi for a duration of 7 years with 5 years of general support and an additional 2 years of technical guidance during which ESXi will no longer receieve bug fixes and security updates. Additional information on lifecycle phases can be found at https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/enterprise-infrastructure.html.

For further details on product lifecycle visit https://lifecycle.vmware.com.

More information is available on the VMware ESXi website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
vmware -l

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub. This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/esxi.json. See the API Documentation for more.