The guest operating system installation guide includes instructions for installing supported guest operating systems on the following VMware products:

  • VMware ESXi/ESX 3.5 and later
  • VMware Workstation 4.0 and later
  • VMware Fusion 1.0 and later
  • VMware ACE 1.0 and later

If you are using VMware® Workstation 3.x, VMware ESX Server 1.x, or an earlier VMware product, see your product users manual for the supported guest operating system installation instructions.

See General Guidelines for Supported Guests and General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products for information that might apply to the guest you are installing.

Supported Guest Operating Systems

VMware supports the following Windows, Linux, Unix, Macintosh, and other operating systems. Operating systems that are not listed are not supported.

To see which guest operating system customizations are supported for a particular version of vSphere or vCenter, see the Guest OS Customization Support Matrix.

Windows Operating Systems

UNIX and Other Operating Systems

Linux Operating Systems