Download the .iso installer for the vCenter Server Appliance and Client Integration Plug-in.


Create a My VMware account at


  1. Download the vCenter Server Appliance ISO image from the VMware Web site at
  2. Confirm that the md5sum is correct.

    See the VMware Web site topic Using MD5 Checksums at

  3. Mount the ISO image to the Windows virtual machine or physical server on which you want to install the Client Integration Plug-In to deploy or upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance.

    If you are using a Windows virtual machine, you can configure the ISO image as a datastore ISO file for the CD/DVD drive of the virtual machine by using the vSphere Web Client. See vSphere Virtual Machine Administration.