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Which version of ESXi to load?

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Hello!

I am building out a 5 node vSan cluster from scratch.  The vendor sold us licenses for vSphere6  Enterprise Plus and vSan 6.2 Advanced.  When I go to downloads for each there are two difference hypervisor downloads that i see...

VMware vSphere 6.7 (vSAN included) -which is only 314.66mb

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image (Includes VMware Tools)

or should i install

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7U3b - which is 335.05mb (Found under enterprise plus downloads)

Does the vSphere Hypervisor Enterprise Plus download already contain the vSan portion?

I want to make sure i install the correct hypervisor, if anyone could help point me in the correct direction I would be very greatful.

Thanks!

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VMware Employee
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Hello xxDecrYpteDxx

Welcome to Communities.

All ESXi 6.7 installations contain vSAN - this is not a separate downloadable install as the vSAN modules are embedded in the ESXi kernel.

Thus, use the latest 6.7 version available.

Bob

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VMware Employee
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Hello xxDecrYpteDxx

Welcome to Communities.

All ESXi 6.7 installations contain vSAN - this is not a separate downloadable install as the vSAN modules are embedded in the ESXi kernel.

Thus, use the latest 6.7 version available.

Bob

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Thank you for the clarification.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Happy to help.

If you have more questions once you get your cluster going, please do ask here.

Or if it is something more in-depth/time-sensitive/critical please do contact vSAN team at VMware GSS.

Bob

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