You can install the vSphere Bitfusion client on CentOS and Red Hat.



  1. For CentOS, install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), an additional package repository that provides access to install packages for commonly used software.
    sudo yum install -y epel-release
  2. Add the public key for VMware Bitfusion to the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).
    sudo rpm --import
  3. Download your vSphere Bitfusion client version from the VMware website at
  4. Install the client package by running the sudo yum install -y ./bitfusion_client_version command, where bitfusion_client_version is the filename of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    For example, sudo yum install -y ./bitfusion-client-centos8-3.5.0-5.x86_64.rpm.
  5. (Optional) Verify the version of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    bitfusion version
    Bitfusion version 3.5.0

What to do next

Enable the vSphere Bitfusion client on the client virtual machine (VM). See Enable the vSphere Bitfusion Client. If the client is not installed on a VM that is a part of the same vCenter Server instance as the servers, see Generate a Client Authentication Token.