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 6.7 released 17 April, 2018. Since then there have been a few patches.

Below is a snapshot of the current versions as of 18 December 2018.

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 6.7
Version 6.5
Version 6.0
Version 5.5
Version 5.1
Version 5.0

ESXi Build Numbers

ESXi 6.7

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 6.7 EP 05 11/09/2018 10764712 N/A
ESXi 6.7 U1 10/16/2018 10302608 N/A
ESXi 6.7 EP 04 10/02/2018 10176752 N/A
ESXi 6.7 EP 03 8/14/2018 9484548 N/A
ESXi 6.7 EP 02a 7/26/2018 9214924 N/A
ESXi 6.7 EP 02 6/28/2018 8941472 N/A
ESXi 6.7 GA 4/17/2018 8169922 N/A

ESXi 6.5

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 6.5 P03 11/29/2018 10884925 N/A
ESXi 6.5 EP 11 11/09/2018 10719125 N/A
ESXi 6.5 EP 10 10/23/2018 10390116 N/A
ESXi 6.5 EP 09 10/02/2018 10175896 N/A
ESXi 6.5 U2C 8/14/2018 9298722 NA
ESXi 6.5 U2b 6/28/2018 8935087 N/A
ESXi 6.5 U2 GA 05/03/2018 8294253 N/A
ESXi 6.5 U1g 3/20/2018 7967591 N/A
ESXi 6.5 Patch 02 12/19/2017 7388607 N/A
ESXi 6.5 U1 Express Patch 4 10/05/2017 6765664 N/A
ESXi 6.5 U1 7/27/2017 5969303 N/A
ESXi 6.5.0d 4/18/2017 5310538 N/A
ESXi 6.5. Express Patch 1a 3/28/2017 5224529 N/A
ESXi 6.5. Patch 01 03/09/2017 5146846 5146843
ESXi 6.5.0 a 02/02/2017 4887370 N/A
ESXi 6.5 GA 11/15/2016 4564106 N/A

ESXi 6.0

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 6.0 Patch 6 2017-11-09 6921384 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 11 2017-10-05 6765062 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 3a (ESXi 6.0 Patch 5) 2017-06-06 5572656 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7c 2017-03-28 5251623 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7a 2017-03-28 5224934 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 3 2017-02-24 5050593 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Patch 4 2016-11-22 4600944 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 7 2016-10-17 4510822 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Patch 3 2016-08-04 4192238 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 6 2016-05-12 3825889 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 2 2016-03-16 3620759 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 5 2016-02-23 3568940 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Update 1b 2016-01-07 3380124 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 4 2015-11-25 3247720 N/A
ESXi 6.0 U1a (Express Patch 3) 2015-10-06 3073146 N/A
ESXi 6.0 U1 2015-09-10 3029758 N/A
ESXi 6.0.0b 2015-07-07 2809209 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 2 2015-05-14 2715440 N/A
ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 1 2015-04-09 2615704 2615979
ESXi 6.0 GA 2015-03-12 2494585 N/A




ESXi 5.5

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.5 U3k 9/14/2018 9919047 N/A
ESXi 5.5 U3J 8/14/2018 9313066 NA
ESXi 5.5 U3i 6/28/2018 8934887 N/A
ESXi 5.5 U3h 3/20/2018 7967571 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 13 1/22/2018 7618464 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3f 9/14/2017 6480324 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 11 3/28/2017 5230635 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 10 12/20/2016 4722766 4761836
ESXi 5.5 Patch 9 9/15/2016 4345813 4362114
ESXi 5.5 Patch 8 08/04/2016 4179633 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 10 2/21/2016 3568722 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 9 01/04/2016 3343343 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3b 12/08/2015 3248547 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3a 10/06/2015 3116895 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 3 9/16/2015 3029944 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 5 re-release 05/08/2015 2718055 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 7 04/07/2015 2638301 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 6 02/05/2015 2456374 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 4 1/27/2015 2403361 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 5 12/02/2014 2302651 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 3 10/15/2014 2143827 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 2 09/09/2014 2068190 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 2 07/01/2014 1892794 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 4 06/10/2014 1881737 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1a 4/19/2014 1746018 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 3 4/19/2014 1746974 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1 03/11/2014 1623387 N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 1 12/22/2013 1474528 N/A
ESXi 5.5 GA 9/22/2013 1331820 N/A

ESXi 5.1

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.1 Patch 9 2016-05-24 3872664 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 8 2015-10-01 3070626 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 7 2015-03-26 2583090 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 3 2014-12-04 2323236 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 6 2014-10-30 2191751 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 5 2014-07-31 2000251 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 5 2014-06-17 1900470 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 4 2014-04-29 1743533 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 4 2014-02-27 1612806 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 2 2014-01-16 1483097 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 3 2013-10-17 1312873 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 2 2013-07-25 1157734 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 3 2013-05-23 1117900 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 1 2013-04-25 1065491 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 2 2013-03-07 1021289 N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 1 2012-12-20 914609 N/A
ESXi 5.1.0a 2012-10-25 838463 N/A
ESXi 5.1.0 GA 2012-09-10 799733 N/A

ESXi 5.0

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

ESXi 5.0 Patch 13
2016-06-14 3982828 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 12
2015-10-01 3086167 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 11 2015-02-24 2509828 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 10 2014-12-04 2312428 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 9 2014-08-28 2000308 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 6 2014-07-01 1918656 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 8 2014-05-29 1851670 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 7 2014-01-23 1489271 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 3 2013-10-17 1311175 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 6 2013-08-29 1254542 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 5 2013-05-15 1117897 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 5 2013-03-28 1024429 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 2 2012-12-20 914586 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 4 2012-09-27 821926 822948
ESXi 5.0 Patch 3 2012-07-12 768111 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 4 2012-06-14 721882 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 3 2012-05-03 702118 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 2 2012-04-12 653509 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 1 2012-03-15 623860 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 2 2011-12-15 515841 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 1 2011-11-03 504890 N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 1 2011-09-13 474610 474643
ESXi 5.0 GA 2011-08-24 469512 469965

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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