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Supported guest operating systems in vCloud Director 5.1 (2034491)

Purpose

vCloud Director 5.1 supports a wide variety of 32bit and 64bit operating systems in its virtual machine templates and virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use virtual hardware version 9, but you can still import virtual hardware version 4 virtual machines.

This article lists all of the available supported operating systems in vCloud Director 5.1 and whether they are supported for customization.

Resolution

A guest operating system is an operating system that runs inside a virtual machine. You can install a guest operating system in a virtual machine and control guest operating system customization for virtual machines created from vApp templates.
 
These tables outline whether customization is automatic or manual:
 
Microsoft Windows 32bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Microsoft Windows 8
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows 7
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Vista
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 9
Automatic
 
 
Microsoft Windows 64bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Microsoft Windows 8
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows 7
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Server 2008 R2
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows Vista
Version 9
Automatic
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 9
Automatic
 
 
UNIX/Linux 32bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 8/9
Version 9
Automatic
Open Enterprise Server
Version 9
Automatic
CentOS
Version 9
Automatic
Ubuntu Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other 2.6x Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other 2.4x Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other Linux
Version 9
Automatic
 
 
UNIX/Linux 64-bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Version 9
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10
Version 9
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 8/9
Version 9
Automatic
CentOS
Version 9
Automatic
Ubuntu Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other 2.6x Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other 2.4x Linux
Version 9
Automatic
Other Linux
Version 9
Automatic
 
 
Solaris 32bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Sun Solaris 11
Version 9
Manual
Sun Solaris 10
Version 9
Manual
Sun Solaris 9
Version 9
Manual
Sun Solaris 8
Version 9
Manual
 
 
Solaris 64bit guest operating system support
 
Operating System Virtual Machine Version Customization Support
Sun Solaris 11 Version 9 Manual
Sun Solaris 10 Version 9 Manual
 

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