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Active IQ Unified Manager 9.10
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VMware software and installation requirements

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The VMware vSphere system on which you install Unified Manager requires specific versions of the operating system and supporting software.

Operating system software

The following versions of VMware ESXi are supported:

  • ESXi 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0.


For information about the versions of the virtual machine hardware that these versions of ESXi servers can support, refer to the VMware documentation.

The following versions of vSphere are supported:

  • VMware vCenter Server 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0.

See the Interoperability Matrix for the complete and most current list of supported ESXi versions.

The VMware ESXi server time should be the same as the NTP server time for the virtual appliance to function correctly. Synchronizing the VMware ESXi server time with the NTP server time prevents a time failure.

Installation requirements

VMware High Availability for the Unified Manager virtual appliance is supported.

If you deploy an NFS datastore on a storage system that is running ONTAP software, use the NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI to use thick provisioning.

If deployment fails using your High Availability-enabled environment because of insufficient resources, you might need to modify the Cluster Features Virtual Machine Options by disabling the VM Restart Priority, and leaving the Host Isolation Response powered on.

Note While installing or upgrading Unified Manager, the required third-party software and security patches are automatically installed or upgraded on a VMware vSphere system. Because the Unified Manager installation and upgrade processes control these components, you should not attempt a standalone install or upgrade of any third-party component.