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How to find the vSphere version & Build Numbers ?

VMware vSphere has many different version & builds available. The Latest one is 6.x. you are using the VMware vSphere in your environment to virtualize the servers & the applications but sometimes you will require the exact version & the build number of your vSphere products for some of requirements. So in this post i will show you how you can determine the vSphere vCenter & vSphere ESXi version & build number by different ways.

  • Finding the vSphere version & build using the vSphere Web Client:-

Determining vCenter Server version you are using from vSphere Web Client:
Choose the vCenter Server.
Go to Summary Tab.
In the Version Information you will get the Version Number you are using with the Build Number.

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Determining ESXi version you are using from vSphere Web Client:
Choose the ESXi Host which version & Build you want to find.
Go to Summary Tab.
In the Version Information you will get the Version Number you are using with the Build Number.

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Determining vSphere Web Client version & Client Integration Plug-In you are using from vSphere Web Client:
Login to vSphere Web client.
Click on Help at the Top.
Click on About VMware vSphere

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Here you can find the vSphere Web Client Version & Build you are using currently.
Client Integration Plug-in version & Build.
Browser Version.
Flash Player Version.

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  • Finding the vSphere version & build using the vSphere Windows Client:-

Determining vCenter Server version you are using from vSphere Windows Client:
Login to vSphere Client.
Choose your vCenter Server.
At the Top you can see the vCenter Server version & build number you are using.

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Login to vSphere Windows Client.
Click on Help menu at the top.
Choose the option “About VMware vSphere”

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Here you will get your vCenter version & build number you are using .
You will also get the vSphere client version & build you are using.

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Determining ESXi version you are using from vSphere Windows Client:

Login to the vSphere Windows Client.
Choose the ESXi Host which version you required.
At the top you can see the ESXi version with the build number.
In the Summary section also you can find the ESXi version & build in the Image Profile.

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  • Finding the ESXi version & build using the Putty:-

Connect to the ESXi host using the Putty.
Run the below command

vmware -vl or vmware -v

You will get the ESXi version & build number you are using.

esxi-builds

 

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server’s, Linux Server’s.

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