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VMware provides several different documentation sets for the VMware Infrastructure 3 product line. These documentation sets, called editions, are organized by server type—ESX, ESXi Embedded, or ESXi Installable.

Each edition includes documentation for the server type, vCenter Server, VMware Consolidated Backup, and other applicable VMware Infrastructure products.


ESXi Embedded Edition

Click the links below to see the VMware Infrastructure 3 documentation set that includes ESXi Embedded. This server type does not have a service console and is available from select computer manufacturers as part of the firmware.

ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Embedded and later, vCenter Server 2.5 Update 2 and later
ESXi 3.5 Embedded and vCenter Server 2.5



ESXi Installable Edition

Click the links below to see the VMware Infrastructure 3 documentation set that includes ESXi Installable. This server type does not have a service console and is available from VMware. You use a CD-ROM to install this version of ESX Server on your host's hard drive.

ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Installable and later, vCenter Server 2.5 Update 2 and later
ESXi 3.5 Installable and vCenter Server 2.5



ESX Edition

Click the links below to see the VMware Infrastructure 3 documentation sets that include the server type that features a service console.

ESX 3.5 Update 2 and later, vCenter Server 2.5 Update 2 and later
ESX 3.5 and vCenter Server 2.5
ESX 3.0.3 or ESX 3.0.2 and VirtualCenter 2.0.2 / ESX 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1
ESX 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0