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vSphere 5.5 End of General Support Reminder
End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. Learn more.

Important Note for known issues with vSphere 5.5 Update 3b
vCenter Server will not be able to manage ESXi 5.5 Update 3b, if you update ESXi before updating vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b. For more information, see the KB article linked below. KB 2140304.

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.

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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