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 7.0.0b released 23 June 2020.

Below is a snapshot of the current versions as of  June 2020.

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 7.0
Version 6.7
Version 6.5
Version 6.0
Version 5.5
Version 5.1
Version 5.0

Based on https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2143838 and https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/support/product-lifecycle-matrix.pdf.

Lifecycle Matrix

Version

General
Availability

End of
General
Support

End of
Technical
Guidance

Lifecycle Policy

vCenter Server 7.0 2020/04/02 2025/04/02 2027/04/02 EIP
vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.7 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 7.0

Version Release Date VAMI/Release Notes Client/MOB/vpxd.log
vCenter Server 7.0.0b 2020-06-23 16386292
vCenter Server 7.0.0a 2020-05-19 16189094
vCenter Server 7.0 GA 2020-04-02 15952498  15952599

vCenter 6.7

VCSA Version Release Date VAMI/Release Notes Client/MOB/vpxd.log
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3h 2020-05-28 16275304
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3g 2020-04-28 16046470
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3f (6.7.0.43000) 2020-04-09 15976714 15976728
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3e (6.7.0.42300) 2020-03-26 15808844 15808844
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3d (6.7.0.42200) 2020-02-27 15679281 15679281
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3c (6.7.0.42100) 2020-01-30 15505668 15505668
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3b (6.7.0.42000) 2019-12-05 15132721 15129973
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3a (6.7.0.41000) 2019-10-24 14836122 14792544
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 3 (6.7.0.40000) 2019-08-20 14367737 14368073
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 2c (6.7.0.32000) 2019-07-16 14070457 14070654
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 2b (6.7.0.31100) 2019-05-30 13843380 13843469
vCenter Appliance 6.7 Update 2a (6.7.0.31000) 2019-05-14 13643870 13639324
vCenter Appliance 6.7 U2 (6.7.0.30000) 2019-04-11 13010631 13007421
vCenter Appliance 6.7 U1b (6.7.0.21000) 2019-01-17 11726888 11727113
vCenter Appliance 6.7 U1a (6.7.0.20100) 2018-12-20 11338176 11338799
vCenter Appliance 6.7 U1 (6.7.0.20000) 2018-10-16 10244745 10244857
vCenter Appliance 6.7d (6.7.0.14000) 2018-08-14 9451876 9433931
vCenter Appliance 6.7c (6.7.0.13000) 2018-07-26 9232925 9232942
vCenter Appliance 6.7b (6.7.0.12000) 2018-06-28 8832884 8833179
vCenter Appliance 6.7a (6.7.0.11000) 2018-05-22 8546234 8546293
vCenter Appliance 6.7 (6.7.0.10000) 2018-04-17 8217866 8170161
Windows Version Release Date Registry/Release Notes Client/MOB/vpxd.log
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3h 2020-05-28 16275304
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3g 2020-04-28 16046470
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3f 2020-04-09 15976714 15976721
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3e 2020-03-26 15808844 15807675
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3d 2020-02-27 15679281 15679284
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3c 2020-01-30 15505668 15505671
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3b (6.7.0.42000) 2019-12-05 15132721 15129938
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3a (6.7.0.41000) 2019-10-24 14836122 14792528
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 3 (6.7.0.40000) 2019-08-20 14367737 14368027
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 2b (6.7.0.31100) 2019-05-14 13843380 13843469
vCenter Windows 6.7 Update 2a (6.7.0.31000) 2019-05-14 13643870 13638830
vCenter Windows 6.7 U2 (6.7.0.30000) 2019-04-11 13010631 13007157
vCenter Windows 6.7 U1b (6.7.0.21000) 2019-01-17 11726888 11727065
vCenter Windows 6.7 U1 (6.7.0.20000) 2018-10-16 10244745 10244807
vCenter Windows 6.7d (6.7.0.14000) 2018-08-14 9451876 9433894
vCenter Windows 6.7c (6.7.0.13000) 2018-07-26 9232925 9232933
vCenter Windows 6.7b (6.7.0.12000) 2018-06-28 8832884 8833120
vCenter Windows 6.7a (6.7.0.11000) 2018-05-22 8546234 8546281
vCenter Windows 6.7 (6.7.0.10000) 2018-04-17 8217866 8170087

vCenter 6.5

Version
Release Date
Build Number
Installer Build Number
vCenter Server 6.5 U3j 2020-05-28 16275158
vCenter Server 6.5 U3i 2020-03-26 15808842
vCenter Server 6.5 U3h 2020-02-27 15679215 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3g 2020-01-30 15505374 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3f 2019-12-19 15259038 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3e 2019-11-26 15127636 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3d 2019-10-24 14836121 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3c 2019-09-24 14690228 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3b 2019-08-27 14389939 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3a 2019-07-25 14156547 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U3 2019-07-02 14020092 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2h 2019-05-30 13834586 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2g 2019-05-14 13638625 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2f 2019-03-21 12863991 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2e 2018-12-20 11347054 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2d 2018-11-29 10964411 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2c 2018-08-14 9451637 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2b 2018-06-28 8815520 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 U2 2018-05-03 8307201 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1g 2018-03-20 8024368 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1e 2018-01-09 7515524 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d 2017-12-19 7312210 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1b 2017-10-26 6816762 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1 2017-07-27 5973321 N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 0e Express Patch 3
2017-06-15
5705665
N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 0d Express Patch 2
2017-04-18
5318154
N/A
vCenter Server 6.5 0c Express Patch 1b 2017-04-13 5318112
N/A
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
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2e 2018-12-20 11347054 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2d 2018-11-29 10964411 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2c 2018-08-14 9451637 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2b 2018-06-28 8815520 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2a 2018-05-31 8667236 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2 2018-05-03 8307201 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1g 2018-03-20 8024368 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1f 2018-02-15 7801515 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1e 2018-01-09 7515524 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1d 2017-12-19 7312210 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1c 2017-11-14 7119157 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1b 2017-10-26 6816762 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1a 2017-09-21 6671409 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 2017-07-27 5973321 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.0f 2017-11-14 7119070 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
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
2016-11-15
N/A




vCenter 6.0

vCenter Server 6.0 U3j 2019-09-12 14518058 N/A
vCenter Server 6.0 U3i 2019-05-14 13638472 13638623
vCenter Server 6.0 U3h 2018-08-14 9313458 9451619
vCenter Server 6.0 U3g 2018-07-26 9109103 9146214
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3f 2018-06-28 8874690 8803876
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3e 2018-03-20 7924803 7977899
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3d 2018-01-09 7462484/7462485 7464194
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3c 2017-11-09 7037394 7040641
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3b
2017-04-13
5318200/5318203
5326177
vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3a
2017-03-21
5183551
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 3i 2019-05-14 13638473 13638623
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3h 2018-08-14 9291058 9451619
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3g 2018-07-26 9109104 9146214
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3f 2018-06-28 8874690 8803875
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3e 2018-03-20 7924804 7977899
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3d 2018-01-09 7462485 7464194
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3c 2017-11-09 7037393 7037817
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3b
2017-04-13
5326079
5326177
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3a
2017-03-21
5202501
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 3k 2018-09-14 9911218 N/A
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3j 2018-08-14 9313450 N/A
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3i 2018-06-28 8803859 N/A
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3h 2018-03-20 7874785 7957701
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3g 2018-01-09 7460778 7460842
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 3k 2018-09-14 9911210 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3j 2018-08-14 9316563 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3i 2018-06-28 8804617 N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3h 2018-03-20 7881688 7957701
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3g 2018-01-09 7460865 7460778
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 3f 2017-09-14 6516310 6520252
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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