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System Requirements: VMware ESX Hosts in System Center 2012 and in System Center 2012 SP1


Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

To manage hosts, VMM supports the following VMware virtualization software:



vCenter Server:

For System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager:

  • VMware vCenter Server 4.1

For VMM in System Center 2012 SP1 :

  • VMware vCenter Server 4.1

  • VMware vCenter Server 5.0

  • VMware vCenter Server 5.1

For more information about the requirements for vCenter Server, refer to the VMware product documentation.

Virtual machine hosts and host clusters that run any of the following versions of VMware:

For System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager:

  • VMware ESXi 4.1

  • VMware ESX 4.1

  • VMware ESXi 3.5

  • VMware ESX 3.5

For VMM in System Center 2012 SP1:

  • VMware ESXi 5.0

  • VMware ESXi 5.1

  • VMware ESXi 4.1

  • VMware ESX 4.1

The host or host clusters must be managed by a vCenter Server, which is managed by VMM.

For more information, see Managing VMware ESX Hosts Overview.

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