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Identifying VMware Software Versions in your SDDC

January 12, 2016

I recently had to conduct a software inventory on a customer’s VMware Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC).  The environment consisted of the following VMware software products:

  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware NSX
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight

Below are the steps used to identify the current version of each product in the SDDC.

To determine the ESXi version use the vSphere Web Client
In the Inventory Pane (left) select an ESXi host, then click on the Summary tab (center).  Expand the Configuration.

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Note: Use the build number to determine the version of ESXi you are currently using.  You can find the latest chart here Correlating build numbers and versions of VMware products (1014508)

To determine the vCenter version use the vSphere Web Client
In the Inventory Pane (left) select a vCenter Server, then click on the Summary tab (center).  Expand Version Information.
Note: Don’t use Help —>About to determine the vSphere version.  Using Help —>About in the vSphere Web Client will give you the vSphere Web Client’s version.

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To determine the NSX Version use the vSphere Web Client                                                  From the Home Menu go to Networking and Security.  In the left pane select the NSX Managers link.  The Version is located in the Objects tab.
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For vRealize Operations open a web browser to the default Operations Manager web page then click About in the top menu bar.

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For vRealize Log Insight open a web browser to the default Log Insight web page            In the top right hand corner click on the drop down list then select About.

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