Minimum requirements for the VMware vCenter Server 6.x Appliance (2106572)
If you are using the VMware vCenter Server Appliance, beginning with vSphere 5.x you can download vCenter Server as a virtual machine appliance. With the VMware vCenter Server Appliance, the necessary components are contained in a pre-configured virtual machine. This article outlines the minimum requirements and configurations for a successful implementation.
Note: For more information, see thevSphere Installation and Setup Guide. The documentation contains definitive information. If there is a discrepancy between the documentation and this article, assume that the documentation is correct.
The VMware vCenter Server Appliance can be deployed only on hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 5.x or later.
This table outlines the VMware vCenter Server Appliance requirements: