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List of VMware ESXi software versions and its year of release

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Do you want to know the release history of VMware ESXi and its version number? Then here you can get all details.

Contents

Content of VMware ESXi

  1. Version release history of VMware ESX :
  2. Bar chart
  3. List of versions
  4. How to install VMware ESX

Version release history:

Version release history of VMware ESX :

S.NO
VMware ESX
 Year of Release
1
VMware ESX 1.5
2
VMware ESX 2.0
21 July 2003
3
VMware ESX 2.5
14 December 2004
4
VMware Infrastructure 3.0
 5 June 2006
5
VMware vSphere 4.0
20 May 2009

The following chart shows you the version with its date of release in a diagrammatic view.

Bar chart

Vmware ESXi version vs release date chart



Let see the detailed Versions of Vmware ESX  and ESXi with its number

Table shows ESXi versions

S.No Version Release Date Patch Number Build In Number
1.

ESX 4.0 GA

Thursday, May 21, 2009 164009 N/A
2.

ESX 4.0 Eval

171294 N/A
3.

ESX 4.0 Patch 1

Thursday, July 09, 2009 175625 N/A
4.

ESX 4.0 Patch 2

Thursday, September 24, 2009 193498 N/A
5.

ESX 4.0 Update 1

Thursday, November 19, 2009 208167 N/A
6.

ESX 4.0 Patch 3

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 219382 N/A
7.

ESX 4.0 Patch 4

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 236512 N/A
8.

ESX 4.0 Patch 5

Thursday, April 01, 2010 244038 N/A
9.

ESX 4.0 Patch 6

Thursday, May 27, 2010 256968 N/A
10.

ESX 4.0 Update 2

Thursday, June 10, 2010 261974 N/A
11.

ESX 4.0 Patch 7

Thursday, September 30, 2010 294855 N/A
12.

ESX 4.0 Patch 8

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 332073 N/A
13.

ESX 4.0 Patch 9

Monday, March 07, 2011 360236 N/A
14.

ESX 4.0 Update 3

Thursday, May 05, 2011 403553 398348
15.

ESXi 4.0 Update 3

Thursday, May 05, 2011 403554 398348
16.

ESX 4.0 Patch 10

Thursday, October 13, 2011 480973 N/A
17.

ESXi 4.0 Update 4

Thursday, November 17, 2011 523315 504850
18.

ESX 4.0 Patch 11

Friday, March 30, 2012 660575 N/A
19.

ESX 4.0 Express Patch 7

Thursday, May 03, 2012 702116 N/A
20.

ESX 4.0 Express Patch 8

Thursday, June 14, 2012 721907 N/A
21.

ESX 4.0 Patch 12

Friday, September 14, 2012 787047 N/A
22.

ESX 4.0 Express Patch 9

Thursday, February 07, 2013 989856 N/A
23.

ESX 4.0 Patch 13

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1070634 N/A
24.

ESX 4.0 Patch 14

Thursday, October 24, 2013 1335992 N/A
25.

ESX 4.0 Patch 15

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2167889 N/A
26.

ESX 4.1 GA

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 260247 N/A
27.

ESX 4.1 Patch 1

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 320092 N/A
28.

ESX 4.1 Express Patch 1

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 320381 320137
29.

ESX 4.1 Update 1

Thursday, February 10, 2011 351621 348481
30.

ESXi 4.1 Update 1

Thursday, February 10, 2011 351620 348481
31.

ESX 4.1 Patch 2

Thursday, April 28, 2011 381591 396960
32.

ESXi 4.1 Patch 2

Thursday, April 28, 2011 381591 382386
33.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 3

Thursday, July 28, 2011 433742 N/A
34.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Update 2

Thursday, October 27, 2011 502767 N/A
35.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Update 3

Thursday, August 30, 2012 800380 N/A
36.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 4

Monday, January 30, 2012 582267 N/A
37.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 5

Thursday, April 26, 2012 659051 N/A
38.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Express Patch 2-1

Thursday, May 03, 2012 702113 N/A
39.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Express Patch 3

Thursday, June 14, 2012 721871 N/A
40.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 6

Thursday, November 15, 2012 874690 N/A
41.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 7

Thursday, January 31, 2013 988178 N/A
42.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 8

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1050704 N/A
43.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 9

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1198252 N/A
44.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 10

Thursday, December 05, 2013 1363503 N/A
45.

ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 11

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1682698 N/A
46.

ESX 4.1 Patch 11a

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2168595 N/A
47.

ESXi 5.0 GA

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 469512 469965
48.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 474610 474643
49.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 1

Thursday, November 03, 2011 504890 N/A
50.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 2

Thursday, December 15, 2011 515841 N/A
51.

ESXi 5.0 Update 1

Thursday, March 15, 2012 623860 N/A
52.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 2

Thursday, April 12, 2012 653509 N/A
53.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 3

Thursday, May 03, 2012 702118 N/A
54.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 4

Thursday, June 14, 2012 721882 N/A
55.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 3

Thursday, July 12, 2012 768111 N/A
56.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 4

Thursday, September 27, 2012 821926 822948
57.

ESXi 5.0 Update 2

Thursday, December 20, 2012 914586 N/A
58.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 5

Thursday, March 28, 2013 1024429 N/A
59.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 5

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1117897 N/A
60.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 6

Thursday, August 29, 2013 1254542 N/A
61.

ESXi 5.0 Update 3

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1311175 N/A
62.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 7

Thursday, January 23, 2014 1489271 N/A
63.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 8

Thursday, May 29, 2014 1851670 N/A
64.

ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 6

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1918656 N/A
65.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 9

Thursday, August 28, 2014 2000308 N/A
66.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 10

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2312428 N/A
67.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 11

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2509828 N/A
68.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 12

Thursday, October 01, 2015 3086167 N/A
69.

ESXi 5.0 Patch 13

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3982828 N/A
70.

ESXi 5.1.0 GA

Monday, September 10, 2012 799733 N/A
71.

ESXi 5.1.0a

Thursday, October 25, 2012 838463 N/A
72.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 1

Thursday, December 20, 2012 914609 N/A
73.

ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 2

Thursday, March 07, 2013 1021289 N/A
74.

ESXi 5.1 Update 1

Thursday, April 25, 2013 1065491 N/A
75.

ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 3

Thursday, May 23, 2013 1117900 N/A
76.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 2

Thursday, July 25, 2013 1157734 N/A
77.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 3

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1312873 N/A
78.

ESXi 5.1 Update 2

Thursday, January 16, 2014 1483097 N/A
79.

ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 4

Thursday, February 27, 2014 1612806 N/A
80.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 4

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1743533 N/A
81.

ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 5

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1900470 N/A
82.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 5

Thursday, July 31, 2014 2000251 N/A
83.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 6

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2191751 N/A
84.

ESXi 5.1 Update 3

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2323236 N/A
85.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 7

Thursday, March 26, 2015 2583090 N/A
86.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 8

Thursday, October 01, 2015 3070626 N/A
87.

ESXi 5.1 Patch 9

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3872664 N/A
88.

ESXi 5.5 GA

Sunday, September 22, 2013 1331820 N/A
89.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 1

Sunday, December 22, 2013 1474528 N/A
90.

ESXi 5.5 Update 1

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1623387 N/A
91.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 3

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1746974 N/A
92.

ESXi 5.5 Update 1a

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1746018 N/A
93.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 4

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1881737 N/A
94.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 2

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1892794 N/A
95.

ESXi 5.5 Update 2

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 2068190 N/A
96.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 3

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2143827 N/A
97.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 5

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2302651 N/A
98.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 4

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2403361 N/A
99.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 6

Thursday, February 05, 2015 2456374 N/A
100.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2638301 N/A
101.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 5 re-release

Friday, May 08, 2015 2718055 N/A
102.

ESXi 5.5 Update 3

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 3029944 N/A
103.

ESXi 5.5 Update 3a

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3116895 N/A
104.

ESXi 5.5 Update 3b

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 3248547 N/A
105.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 9

Monday, January 04, 2016 3343343 N/A
106.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 10

Monday, February 22, 2016 3568722 N/A
107.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 8

Thursday, August 04, 2016 4179633 N/A
108.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 9

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4345813 4362114
109.

ESXi 5.5 Patch 10

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4722766 4761836
110.

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 11

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5230635 NA
111.

ESXi 6.0 GA

Thursday, March 12, 2015 2494585 N/A
112.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 1

Thursday, April 09, 2015 2615704 2615979
113.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 2

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2715440 N/A
114.

ESXi 6.0.0b

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2809209 N/A
115.

ESXi 6.0 U1

Thursday, September 10, 2015 3029758 N/A
116.

ESXi 6.0 U1a (Express Patch 3)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3073146 N/A
117.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 4

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3247720 N/A
118.

ESXi 6.0 Update 1b

Thursday, January 07, 2016 3380124 N/A
119.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 5

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3568940 N/A
120.

ESXi 6.0 Update 2

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3620759 N/A
121.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 6

Thursday, May 12, 2016 3825889 N/A
122.

ESXi 6.0 Patch 3

Thursday, August 04, 2016 4192238 N/A
123.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7

Monday, October 17, 2016 4510822 N/A
124.

ESXi 6.0 Patch 4

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4600944 N/A
125.

ESXi 6.0 Update 3

Friday, February 24, 2017 5050593 N/A
126.

ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7a

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5224934 N/A
127.

ESXi 6.5 GA

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 4564106 N/A
128.

ESXi 6.5.0a

Thursday, February 02, 2017 4887370 N/A
129.

ESXi 6.5. Patch 01

Thursday, March 09, 2017 5146846 5146843
130.

ESXi 6.5. Express Patch 1a

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5224529 NA

If you want to know the technical versions of vSphere Hypervisor. Get it from the link http://www.vmware.com/in/products/vsphere-hypervisor.html.

How to install VMware ESXi patch?

Here is the step by step process

First Step

  • VMware portal have this patches in it. You have to download the patches from it. ( Initially you have create credential for the website by providing your Username and Password)

Second Step

  • After enter to the VMware official side by providing your credential. You can see the list of patches which you want to get dowload. It will get download in the form of ZIP file.

Third Step

  • By using vsphere C# or by using  WinSCP you can upload it to a datasource.

Fourth Step

  • Make your host site to maintenance mode and connect it with SSH. For connecting with SSH putty plays a best role you can make use of that.

Fifth Step

  • Now you have to enable SSH for that you have to go to SSH and
  • select the host -> configuration -> security profile -> services -> properties -> SSH.

Sixth Step:

Run the comment in the putty by connecting via SSH.

esxcli software vib install -c /vmfiles/volumes/ds/patch-directory/ESXi600-201708701.zip

“-c /vmfiles/volumes/ds/patch-directory/ESXi600-201708701.zip” this is location of my zip file. you can connect with your file location.

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