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Supported guest operating systems in vCloud Director 5.5 (2058524)

Purpose

VMware vCloud Director supports a wide variety of 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems in its virtual machine templates and virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use Virtual Machine Version 10, but you can import virtual machines that run versions 4, 7, 8, or 9.

This article provides a list of the available supported guest operating systems in vCloud Director 5.5 and if customization support is manual or automatic.

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. For more information, see the Guest Operating System Support section in the vCloud Director User's Guide for vCloud Director 5.5.

These tables outline if customization is automatic or manual in the guest operating systems.

 
Microsoft Windows 32-bit guest operating system support

 
Operating System Virtual Machine Version Customization Support
Microsoft Windows 8 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Enterprise Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Data center Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Standard Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Web Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Small
Business Server 2003
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows
XP Professional
Version 10 Automatic
 

Microsoft Windows 64-bit guest operating system support

 
Operating System Virtual Machine Version Customization Support
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows 8 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Enterprise Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Data center Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Standard Edition
Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 10 Automatic
Microsoft Windows
XP Professional
Version 10 Automatic


Unix/Linux 32-bit guest operating system support

 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Version 10
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Version 10
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Version 10
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11
Version 10
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10
Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 6
Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 5
Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 4
Version 10
Automatic
CentOS
Version 10
Automatic
Ubuntu Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 3.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 2.6.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 2.4.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other Linux
Version 10
Automatic


Unix/Linux 64-bit guest operating system support

 
Operating System
Virtual Machine Version
Customization Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Version 10
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Version 10
Automatic
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Version 10
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 Version 10
Automatic
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 6 Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 5 Version 10
Automatic
Oracle Linux 4 Version 10
Automatic
CentOS
Version 10
Automatic
Ubuntu Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 3.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 2.6.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other 2.4.x Linux
Version 10
Automatic
Other Linux
Version 10
Automatic

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