ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Web Client Version Compatibility
The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware vSphere components, including ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client, and optional VMware products. Check the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix also for information about supported management and backup agents before you install ESXi or vCenter Server.
The vSphere Web Client is packaged with the vCenter Server. You can install the vSphere Client from the VMware vCenter autorun menu that is part of the modules ISO file.
Installation Notes for This Release
Read the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation for guidance about installing and configuring ESXi and vCenter Server.
Although the installations are straightforward, several subsequent configuration steps are essential. Read the following documentation:
vSphere 6.0 Recommended Deployment Models
VMware recommends only two deployment models:
· vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controller. This model is recommended if one or more standalone vCenter Server instances are required to be deployed in a data center. Replication between these vCenter Server with embedded Platform Services Controller models are not recommended.
· vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controller. This model is recommended only if multiple vCenter Server instances need to be linked or want to have reduced footprint of Platform Services Controller in the data center. Replication between these vCenter Server with external Platform Services Controller models are supported.
vCenter Host OS Information
Please read Supported host operating systems for VMware vCenter Server installation.