After you download the media, use the MD5/SHA1 sum value to verify the integrity of the download. Always verify the MD5/SHA1 hash after you download an ISO, offline bundle, or patch to ensure the integrity and authenticity of the downloaded files. If you obtain physical media from VMware and the security seal is broken, return the software to VMware for a replacement.


  • Compare the MD5/SHA1/SHA256 hash output with the value posted on the VMware website.

    SHA256, SHA1, or MD5 hash should match.

    Note: The vRealize Operations 6.x-x.pak/7.x-x.pak/8.x-x.pak files are signed by the VMware software publishing certificate. vRealize Operations validates the signature of the PAK file before installation.