portuguesedanny
Contributor
Contributor

Where to download an old version of ESX install media

Hi All,

I have a site which has a server where the host RAID set has been broken.

I need to reinstall the VMWare ESX Server, 3.0.1, 32039 on this host but no longer have the install media.

Is there anyway of downloading old versions of ESX anywhere?

TIA,

Danny

[root@esx2 root]# cat /proc/vmware/version
VMware ESX Server 3.0.1 [Releasebuild-32039], built on Sep 25 2006
vmkernel build: 32039, vmkcall: 45.0 vmnix interface: 60.0 driver interface: 7.0 kernel: 55.0
vmnixmod build: 32039, interface: 60.0
vmnix kernel interface: 55.0
vmksysinfo version: 5325b8d6655bb6e28fe6c15313016c86
Loadable module version info:
vmkernelID: 0x2fdfd0a
   vmkapimod                        build 32039: Built on: Sep 25 2006
   vmklinux                         build 32039: Built on: Sep 25 2006
   cciss                            build 32039: HP CISS Driver (v 2.4.54-14VMS with P400 and E200 suppor
   bnx2                             build 32039: 1.4.36b
   tcpip                            build 32039: Built on: Sep 25 2006
   cosShadow                        build 32039: Built on: Sep 25 2006
   migration                        build 32039: protocol: 5.0 vmk interface: 3.0
   lvmdriver                        build 32039: 3.16, built on: Sep 25 2006
   nfsclient                        build 32039: Built on: Sep 25 2006
   vmfs3                            build 32039: 4.21, built on: Sep 25 2006
   vmfs2                            build 32039: 2.52, built on: Sep 25 2006
   iscsi_mod                        build
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Troy_Clavell
Immortal
Immortal

you are looking for a product that is EOL.  Getting install media may be a tough find.

http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/eos.html

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peetz
Leadership
Leadership

VI 3.0 is out of support and is not available for download anymore.

You may consider installing a newer version (3.5 is still available here: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_infrastructure_3/3_5)

Or you might want to contact VMware support if you really need 3.0.

- Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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jimraina
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi portuguesedan,

I understand your concern .Some times we need old version for particual application .

But its very tuff to get from vmware portal because of very old version .

  please check some site like old version and filehippo

If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0"
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