Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)
View by Article ID

Supported host operating systems for VMware vCenter Server installation (including vCenter Update Manager and vRealize Orchestrator) (2091273)

  • 34 Ratings
Language Editions

Purpose

This article provides information about the supported host operating systems for vCenter Server installation.

This also includes:
  • vSphere Update Manager 5.x and later
  • vCenter Update Manager 4.x and earlier
  • vRealize Orchestrator (formerly known as VMware vCenter Orchestrator)

Resolution

This table lists the supported host operating systems for vCenter Server installation.

Note: Core versions of Windows Server are not supported for installation of vCenter Server.


Windows Operating System 6.5 6.0 U2 6.0 U1 6.0 5.5 U3 5.5 U2 5.5 U1 5.5 5.1 U3 5.1 U2 5.1 U1 5.1 5.0 U3 5.0 U2 5.0 U1 5.0 4.1 U3 4.1 U2 4.0 U4
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 64-bit Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes








Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes




Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 64-bit






Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 64-bit






Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 64-bit






Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 64-bit






Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit














Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit
















Yes
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit














Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit
















Yes

See Also

Update History

03/12/2015 - Added vCenter Server 6.0 to Products.

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.

Feedback

  • 34 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.

What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)




Please enter the Captcha code before clicking Submit.
  • 34 Ratings
Actions
KB: