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Compatibility Guides (HCLs)

ESX Server 2.x Systems Compatibility Guide (PDF)
ESX Server 2.x I/O Compatibility Guide (PDF)
ESX Server 2.x SAN Compatibility Guide (PDF)
ESX Server 2.x Backup Software Compatibility Guide (PDF)

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Patches & Updates

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VMware ESX Server 2.5

10/08/2007 | ESX Server 2.5.5 Build 57619
10/05/2006 | ESX Server 2.5.4 Build 32233
04/13/2006 | ESX Server 2.5.3 Build 22981
09/15/2005 | ESX Server 2.5.2 Build 16390
06/20/2005 | ESX Server 2.5.1 Build 14182
11/29/2004 | ESX Server 2.5.0 Build 11343

ESX Server 2.5 Release Notes (HTML)

ESX Server 2.5 Online Library (HTML)
   ESX Server 2.5 Administration Guide (PDF | Updates to the PDF | 日本語 PDF)
   ESX Server 2.5 Installation Guide (PDF | Updates to the PDF | 日本語 PDF)

Guest Operating System Installation Guide (HTML | PDF | 日本語 PDF)
Server SAN Configuration Guide (PDF | 日本語 PDF)
ESX Server Raw Device Mapping (PDF)
VMware APIs and SDKs Documentation (HTML)

VMware ESX Server 2.1

4/13/06 | Build 22983

Note: The documentation in this section refers to products that have reached end of support according to the VMware Lifecylce Product Matrix. These documents are no longer actively maintained.

ESX Server 2.1.3 Release Notes (HTML)
ESX Server 2.1 Administration Guide (PDF | 日本語 PDF)
ESX Server 2.1 Installation Guide (PDF | 日本語 PDF)
Guest Operating System Installation Guide (HTML | PDF)
VMware APIs and SDKs Documentation (HTML)

VMware ESX Server 2

5/4/06 | Build 23922

Note: The documentation in this section refers to products that have reached end of support according to the VMware Lifecylce Product Matrix. These documents are no longer actively maintained.

ESX Server 2.0.2 Release Notes (HTML)
ESX Server 2.0.2 Administration Guide ( PDF)
ESX Server 2.0.2 Installation Guide ( PDF)
Guest Operating System Installation Guide (HTML | PDF)
VMware APIs and SDKs Documentation (HTML)

VMware ESX Server 1.5

12/10/02 | Build 3504

Note: The documentation in this section refers to products that have reached end of support according to the VMware Lifecylce Product Matrix. These documents are no longer actively maintained.

ESX Server 1.5.2 Release Notes (HTML)
ESX Server 1.5.2 User's Manual (PDF)
VMware APIs and SDKs Documentation (HTML)