VMware vCenter Server Build Numbers and Lifecycle Matrix

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I’m still doing a lot of VMware work at the moment, so to go alongside the ESXi build numbers blog post, below is a list of vCenter Server Build numbers, and Lifecycle support matrix for them.

The latest version is vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1 released 27th July 2017.

Below is a snapshot of the current versions as of 24 October 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.

Lifecycle Matrix
Version 6.5
Version 6.0
Version 5.5
Version 5.1
Version 5.0

Lifecycle Matrix

Version

General
Availability

End of
General
Support

End of
Technical
Guidance

Lifecycle Policy

vCenter Server 6.5 2016/11/15 2021/11/15 2023/11/15 EIP
vCenter Server 6.0 2015/03/12 2020/03/12 2022/03/12 EIP
vCenter Server 5.5 2013/09/19 2018/09/19 2020/09/19 EIP
vCenter Server 5.0 and 5.1 2011/08/24 2016/08/24 2018/08/24 EIP

 

vCenter Build Numbers

vCenter 6.5

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1 2017-07-27 5973321 NA
vCenter Server 6.5 0e Express Patch 3 2017-06-15 5705665 NA
vCenter Server 6.5 0d Express Patch 2 2017-04-18 5318154 NA
vCenter Server 6.5 0c Express Patch 1b 2017-04-13 5318112 NA
vCenter Server 6.5 0b Patch 1 2017-03-14 5178943 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 0a Express Patch 1 2017-02-02 4944578 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 GA 2016-11-15 4602587 N/A

Version

Release Date

Build Number

Installer Build Number

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 2017-07-27 5973321 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1a 2017-09-21 6671409 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0e Express Patch 3 2017-06-15
5705665
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0d Express Patch 2
2017-04-18
5318154
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0c Express Patch 1b
2017-04-13
5318112
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0b
2017-03-14
5178943
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0a Express Patch 01
2017-02-02
4944578
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
2016-11-15
4602587
N/A





vCenter 6.0

vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3b
2017-04-13
5318200/5318203
5326177
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3a
2017-03-21
5183549
5202527
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3
2017-02-24
5112527
5112506
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2a
2016-11-22
4541947
4637290
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2
2016-03-16
3634793
3634788
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b
2016-01-07
3339083
3343019
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1
2015-09-10
3018524
3040890
vCenter Server 6.0.0b
2015-07-07
2776511
2800571
vCenter Server 6.0.0a
2015-04-16
2656760
2656757
vCenter Server 6.0 GA
2015-03-12
2559268
2562643

 

vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3b
2017-04-13
5326079
5326177
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3a
2017-03-21
5183552
5202527
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3
2017-02-24
5112529
5112506
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2a
2016-11-22
4541948
4637290
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2m
2016-09-15
4191365
4191361
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2
2016-03-15
3634794
ISO 3634788
ZIP 3634791
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 1b
2016-01-07
3339084
3343019
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 1
2015-09-10
3018523
3040890
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.0b
2015-07-07
2776510
2800571
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.0a
2015-04-16
2656761
2656757
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 GA
2015-03-12
2559267
2562643





vCenter 5.5

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3f
2017-09-14 6516310 6520252
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3e
2016-08-04
4180647
4180646
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3d
2016-04-14
3721164
3730491
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3c
2016-03-29
3660016
N/A
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3b
2015-12-08
3252642
3254792
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a
2015-10-22
3142196
3154313
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3
2015-09-16
3000241
3000346
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e
2015-04-16
2646482
2646481
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d
2015-01-27
2442329
2442328
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2b
2014-10-09
2183111
2183112
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2
2014-09-09
2001466
2105955
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c
2014-07-22
1945274
1945270
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b
2014-06-12
1891313
1891310
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1a
2014-04-19
1750787
1750795
vCenter Server 5.5.0c
2014-04-19
1750596
1750597
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1
2014-03-11
1623099
1623101
vCenter Server 5.5.0b
2013-12-22
1476327
1476387
vCenter Server 5.5.0a
2013-10-31
1378903
1378901
vCenter Server 5.5 GA
2013-09-22
1312299
N/A

 

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3e
2016-08-04
4180648
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3d
2016-04-14
3730881
3730491
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3c
2016-03-29
3660015
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3b
2015-12-08
3255668
3254792
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3a
2015-10-22
3154314
3154313
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3
2015-09-16
3000347
3000346
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2e
2015-04-16
2646489
2646481
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d
2015-01-27
2442329
2442330
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2b
2014-10-09
2183111
2183109
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2a
2014-10-01
2001466
2170515
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2
2014-09-09
2063318
2105955
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1c
2014-07-22
1945274
1945271
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1b
2014-06-12
1891313
1891314
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1a
2014-04-19
1750787
1750781
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0c
2014-04-19
1750596
1750593
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1
2014-03-11
1623101
1624811
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0b
2013-12-22
1476327
1476389
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0a
2013-10-31
1398495
1398493
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 GA
2013-09-22
1312298
1312297





 

vCenter 5.1

vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3d
2016-05-19
3814779
3900744
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3b
2015-10-01
3070521
3072311
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3a
2015-04-30
2669725
2670344
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2c
2014-10-30
2207772
2212977
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3
2014-12-04
2306353
2308386
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2a
2014-07-01
1882349
1917403
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2
2014-01-16
1473063
1474365
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
2013-10-17
1364037
1364079
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b
2013-08-01
1235232
1235309
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1a
2013-05-22
1123961
1123966
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1
2013-04-25
1064983
1065152
vCenter Server 5.1.0b
2012-12-20
947673
947939
vCenter Server 5.1.0a
2012-10-25
880146
880471
vCenter Server 5.1 GA
2012-09-10
799731
799735

 

vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3d
2016-05-19
3868380
3814779
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3c
2016-03-29
3630963
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3b
2015-10-01
3072314
3072311
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3a
2015-04-30
2669725
2670345
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2c
2014-10-30
2207772
2212990
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3
2014-12-04
2306353
2308385
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2b
2014-10-01
1882349
2170517
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2a
2014-07-01
1882349
1917404
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2
2014-01-16
1474364
1474365
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1c
2013-10-17
1364042
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1b
2013-08-01
1235232
1235310
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1a
2013-05-22
1123961
1123965
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1
2013-04-25
1065184
1064983
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0b
2012-12-20
947673
947940
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0a
2012-10-25
880472
880146
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1GA
2012-08-13
799730
799731





 

vCenter 5.0

vCenter Server 5.0 U3g
2016-06-14
3891028
3891027
vCenter Server 5.0 U3e
2015-10-01
3073236
3073234
vCenter Server 5.0 U3d
2015-04-30
2656067
2692807
vCenter Server 5.0 U3c
2014-11-20
2210222
2215678
vCenter Server 5.0 U3a
2014-07-01
1917469
1923446
vCenter Server 5.0 U3
2013-10-17
1300600
1343691
vCenter Server 5.0 U2
2012-12-20
913577
923238
vCenter Server 5.0 U1b
2012-08-16
804277
804276
vCenter Server 5.0 U1a
2012-07-12
755629
757163
vCenter Server 5.0 U1
2012-03-15
623373
639890
vCenter Server 5.0 GA
2011-08-24
455964
456005

 

vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3g
2016-06-14
3891027
3891026
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3e
2015-10-01
3073237
3073234
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3d
2015-04-30
2656066
2692807
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3c
2014-11-20
2210222
2213719
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3b
2014-10-01
1917469
2170782
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3a
2014-07-01
1917469
1923445
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3
2013-10-17
1302764
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U2
2012-12-20
920217
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1b
2012-08-16
804277
804279
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1a
2012-07-12
759855
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 GA
2011-08-24
455964
472350

 

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

Build numbers and versions of VMware vCenter Server (2143838)

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

VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix

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