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.

Revision Description
14 APR 2021 VMware has rebranded the My VMware portal as VMware Customer Connect. We updated this guide to reflect this name change.
02 APR 2021
  • Updated the list of supported browser versions for the vSphere Web Client in vSphere Web Client Software Requirements.
  • Internet Explorer was removed as a supported web browser for use with the vSphere Web Client.
11 AUG 2020 At VMware, we value inclusion. To foster this principle within our customer, partner, and internal community, we are replacing some of the terminology in our content. We updated this guide to remove instances of non-inclusive language.
28 APR 2020 Added the prerequisite that, when deploying a new vCenter Server as part of an Enhanced Linked Mode deployment, you must create an image-based backup of the existing vCenter Server nodes in your environment. You can use the backup as a precaution in case there is a failure during the deployment process. See Prerequisites for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance.
28 JUN 2019 Updated the maximum configuration of vCenter Server Appliance with embedded Platform Services Controller nodes and vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controller installations that can be joined with vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode in vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode.
26 FEB 2019 Corrected "Used for Node-to-Node Communication" description for TCP port 7444 in Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller.
11 SEPT 2018 Minor fixes.
10 JULY 2018 Updated Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance to clarify IPv4 and IPv6 support.
22 JUNE 2018
10 MAY 2018
07 MAY 2018
03 MAY 2018 Initial release.