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Customers who have purchased VMware vSphere 5.5 can download their relevant installation package from the product download tab below. Looking to upgrade from vSphere 4? Visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center.

Important Note for Certified I/O drivers
ESXi 6.0 supports I/O drivers built and certified on ESXi 5.5. The VMware Compatibility Guide lists both ESXi 5.5-based and ESXi 6.0-based drivers as supported with ESXi 6.0. See Knowledge Base article 2111492.

Note: Important information regarding the upgrade sequence and interoperability can be found in this readme file. VMware highly recommends that this information be reviewed prior to installing or upgrading multiple components.

Deploy vSphere 5.5 on the ESXi hypervisor architecture

VMware vSphere 5.5 is available exclusively on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture. ESXi is the latest hypervisor architecture from VMware and, as of the vSphere 4.1 release, VMware’s recommended best practice when deploying VMware vSphere. Users can upgrade to ESXi (from ESX) as part of an upgrade to vSphere 5.5.

For more information visit VMware ESXi and VMware ESX Info Center

Get Your vSphere License Key

Once you have purchased VMware vSphere 5.5, you will receive a licensing confirmation email with your license keys or you can retrieve your license keys from the vSphere License portal.

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