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Customers who have purchased VMware vSphere 6.0 can download their relevant installation package from the product download tab below. Looking to upgrade from vSphere 5? Visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center.

Important Note for SDK/CLI Users
vCenter 6.0 U3 is configured to use TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 which is a change from the previous 6.0 version and may cause issues with SDK/CLI communication. See Knowledge Base article 2149213.

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 use of Download Manager with certain Browser and OS combinations. VMware highly recommends the use of the manual download option for users of Windows 2012 with Chrome 41.0.2272.89m or Firefox 36.0.1, and Windows 8.1 with Firefox 36.0.1, Chrome 40.0.2214.115 m or IE 11.0.9600.

Deploy vSphere 6.0 on the ESXi hypervisor architecture

VMware vSphere 6.0 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 6.0.

For more information visit VMware ESXi Info Center

Get Your vSphere License Key

Once you have purchased VMware vSphere 6.0, 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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