Download VMware vCSA/ESXi 6.0 Update 2

Posted by Paul Braren on Mar 16 2016 in
  • ESXi
  • Virtualization
  • HomeLab
  • HomeServer
  • Easy Upgrades - try the combined download/install simple method:


    You'll have plenty of time to read the release notes, once you kick off those downloads! Yes, VSAN 6.2 has arrived, read more at VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Features Deduplication, Compression, and RAID5 or RAID6 over 10GbE.


    I noticed the Download Manager isn't needed anymore, just use the Download Now buttons. You'll get up to about 20Mbps per download, and they come right from an Akamai CDN. Kick off two concurrent downloads, and you may get 40Mbps, if your ISP provides you with that kind of bandwidth.

    Fresh Installs - download both ISOs

    1) Download vCSA and ESXi 6.0 Update 2 - commercial license holder

    1a) Registered commercial license key users can download the 6.0 Update 2 ISO

    If you do want:

    • the ESXi 6.0 Update 2 ISO
    • the full vSphere 6.0 Update 2 with vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) for the FUN and useful stuff like vMotion

    and you have:

    • you have a commercial license of vSphere

    then here's the link for all that good stuff, or go right to the specific links:

    ESXi ISO image (Includes VMware Tools 10.0.0) download

    VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 Appliance download

    1b) Download ESXi 6.0 Update 2 - non-commercial license holder

    EVALExperience/trial/free hypervisor owners doing a new install

    What is you don't have a commercial license of vSphere?

    Read all about EVAL Experience here:

    Once you get signed up for your EVALExperience and make payment (it comes free with VMUG Advantage) membership, you'll get license keys and instructions for downloading. You have 60 days to "play" with ALL features working during this trial period. To keep things easy, you should apply the license key before the 60 day trial ends, and it will then restrict you to only EVAL Experience features. Note, there is no VMware support included with EVAL Experience, and you may not be able to download the latest hypervisor and vCSA, I'm still looking into this.

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