VMware ESXi Server Build Numbers

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I’ve been doing a fair bit of VMware patching recently so thought it would be useful to highlight the current and past versions of ESXi and how to check which version you are running. The latest version is 6.5 released 15th November, 2016. Since then there have been a few patches.

Below is a snapshot of the current versions as of 22 March 2017.

As with any new software test in a development environment first before upgrading to a new major version, let others lead the way on the bleeding edge and wait for Patch 1 to be released.

Version 6.5
Version 6.0
Version 5.5
Version 5.1
Version 5.0

ESXi Build Numbers

ESXi 6.5

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 6.5.0d2017-04-185310538NA
ESXi 6.5. Express Patch 1a2017-03-285224529NA
ESXi 6.5. Patch 012017-03-0951468465146843
ESXi 6.5.0a2017-02-024887370N/A
ESXi 6.5 GA2016-11-154564106N/A

ESXi 6.0

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 6.0 Patch 52017-06-065572656N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7c2017-03-285251623N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7a2017-03-285224934N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 32017-02-245050593N/A
ESXi 6.0 Patch 42016-11-224600944N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 72016-10-174510822N/A
ESXi 6.0 Patch 32016-08-044192238N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 62016-05-123825889N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 22016-03-163620759N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 52016-02-233568940N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 1b2016-01-073380124N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 42015-11-253247720N/A
ESXi 6.0 U1a (Express Patch 3)2015-10-063073146N/A
ESXi 6.0 U12015-09-103029758N/A
ESXi 6.0.0b2015-07-072809209N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 22015-05-142715440N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 12015-04-0926157042615979
ESXi 6.0 GA2015-03-122494585N/A




ESXi 5.5

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 112017-03-285230635NA
ESXi 5.5 Patch 102016-12-2047227664761836
ESXi 5.5 Patch 92016-09-1543458134362114
ESXi 5.5 Patch 82016-08-044179633N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 102016-02-223568722N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 92016-01-043343343N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3b2015-12-083248547N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3a2015-10-063116895N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 32015-09-163029944N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 5 re-release
2015-05-082718055N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 72015-04-072638301N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 62015-02-052456374N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 42015-01-272403361N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 52014-12-022302651N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 32014-10-152143827N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 22014-09-092068190N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 22014-07-011892794N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 42014-06-111881737N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1a2014-04-191746018N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 32014-04-191746974N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 12014-03-111623387N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 12013-12-221474528N/A
ESXi 5.5 GA2013-09-221331820N/A

ESXi 5.1

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.1 Patch 92016-05-243872664N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 82015-10-013070626N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 72015-03-262583090N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 32014-12-042323236N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 62014-10-302191751N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 52014-07-312000251N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 52014-06-171900470N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 42014-04-291743533N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 42014-02-271612806N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 22014-01-161483097N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 32013-10-171312873N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 22013-07-251157734N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 32013-05-231117900N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 12013-04-251065491N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 22013-03-071021289N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 12012-12-20914609N/A
ESXi 5.1.0a2012-10-25838463N/A
ESXi 5.1.0 GA2012-09-10799733N/A

ESXi 5.0

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.0 Patch 13
2016-06-143982828N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 12
2015-10-013086167N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 112015-02-242509828N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 102014-12-042312428N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 92014-08-282000308N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 62014-07-011918656N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 82014-05-291851670N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 72014-01-231489271N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 32013-10-171311175N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 62013-08-291254542N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 52013-05-151117897N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 52013-03-281024429N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 22012-12-20914586N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 42012-09-27821926822948
ESXi 5.0 Patch 32012-07-12768111N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 42012-06-14721882N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 32012-05-03702118N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 22012-04-12653509N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 12012-03-15623860N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 22011-12-15515841N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 12011-11-03504890N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 12011-09-13474610474643
ESXi 5.0 GA2011-08-24469512469965

How to check the build number of ESXi

The easiest way to determine your ESXi build number is to use the vSphere Client, connect to the vCenter Server and then select the hosts and clusters view, and look above the tabs in the right hand pane for the version and build number.

vsphere-client-vcenter-server-hosts-and-clusters-view

Resource links:
Correlating build numbers and versions of VMware products (1014508)

Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)

Determining the build number of VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server (1022196)

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