VMware ESXi Image Profiles

This page provides an overview of all available ESXi Image Profiles. An Image Profile defines the set of VIBs that an ESXi installation or update process uses. Each patch contains two or four Image Profiles. When a patch is published, there is always a separate Image Profile that contains security patches only and all patches are available with or without the VMware Tools VIB (tools-light). Patches with security updates only do not have a separate "security only" Image Profile. The extra Image Profile without VMware Tools is useful because the tools-light VIB is about 50% of the total ESXi Image size.

Example - ESXi 5.5 Patch 2 contains 4 Image Profiles:

  1. ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-standard - Contains all patches
  2. ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-no-tools - Contains all patches but no VMware Tools
  3. ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-standard - Contains security patches only
  4. ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-no-tools - Contains security patches only and no VMware Tools


ESXi 6.0 Image Profiles

Image ProfileESX Build NumberRelease
ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-no-tools24945852015-03-12
ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-standard24945852015-03-12
ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-no-tools26157042015-04-09
ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard26157042015-04-09
ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-no-tools27154402015-05-14
ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-standard27154402015-05-14
ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-no-tools28091112015-07-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-standard28091112015-07-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-no-tools28092092015-07-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-standard28092092015-07-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-no-tools30176412015-09-10
ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-standard30176412015-09-10
ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-no-tools30297582015-09-10
ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-standard30297582015-09-10
ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-no-tools30731462015-10-06
ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-standard30731462015-10-06
ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-no-tools32477202015-11-25
ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-standard32477202015-11-25
ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-no-tools33414392016-01-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-standard33414392016-01-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-no-tools33801242016-01-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard33801242016-01-07
ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-no-tools35689402016-02-23
ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-standard35689402016-02-23
ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-no-tools35689432016-03-15
ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-standard35689432016-03-15
ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-no-tools36207592016-03-15
ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard36207592016-03-15
ESXi-6.0.0-20160504001-no-tools38258892016-05-12
ESXi-6.0.0-20160504001-standard38258892016-05-12


ESXi 5.5 Image Profiles

Image ProfileESX Build NumberRelease
ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-no-tools13318202013-09-22
ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-standard13318202013-09-22
ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-no-tools14745262013-12-22
ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-standard14745262013-12-22
ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-no-tools14745282013-12-22
ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-standard14745282013-12-22
ESXi-5.5.0-20140301001s-no-tools15983132014-03-11
ESXi-5.5.0-20140301001s-standard15983132014-03-11
ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-no-tools16233872014-03-11
ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-standard16233872014-03-11
ESXi-5.5.0-20140401020s-no-tools17469742014-04-19
ESXi-5.5.0-20140401020s-standard17469742014-04-19
ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-no-tools17460182014-04-19
ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard17460182014-04-19
ESXi-5.5.0-20140604001-no-tools18817372014-06-10
ESXi-5.5.0-20140604001-standard18817372014-06-10
ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-no-tools18926232014-07-01
ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-standard18926232014-07-01
ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-no-tools18927942014-07-01
ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-standard18927942014-07-01
ESXi-5.5.0-20140901001s-no-tools19805132014-09-09
ESXi-5.5.0-20140901001s-standard19805132014-09-09
ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-no-tools20681902014-09-09
ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-standard20681902014-09-09
ESXi-5.5.0-20141001001s-no-tools20938742014-10-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20141001001s-standard20938742014-10-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20141004001-no-tools21438272014-10-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20141004001-standard21438272014-10-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20141204001-no-tools23026512014-12-02
ESXi-5.5.0-20141204001-standard23026512014-12-02
ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-no-tools23523272015-01-27
ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-standard23523272015-01-27
ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-no-tools24033612015-01-27
ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-standard24033612015-01-27
ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-no-tools24563742015-02-05
ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard24563742015-02-05
ESXi-5.5.0-20150402001-no-tools26383012015-04-07
ESXi-5.5.0-20150402001-standard26383012015-04-07
ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-no-tools27028692015-04-30
ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-standard
27028692015-04-30
ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-no-tools27028642015-04-30
ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-standard27028642015-04-30
ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-no-tools27028692015-05-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-standard27028692015-05-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-no-tools27180552015-05-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-standard27180552015-05-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20150901001s-no-tools30298372015-09-16
ESXi-5.5.0-20150901001s-standard30298372015-09-16
ESXi-5.5.0-20150902001-no-tools30299442015-09-16
ESXi-5.5.0-20150902001-standard30299442015-09-16
ESXi-5.5.0-20151004001-no-tools31168952015-10-06
ESXi-5.5.0-20151004001-standard31168952015-10-06
ESXi-5.5.0-20151204001-no-tools32472262015-12-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20151204001-standard32472262015-12-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20151201001s-no-tools32485472015-12-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20151201001s-standard32485472015-12-08
ESXi-5.5.0-20160104001-no-tools33433432016-01-04
ESXi-5.5.0-20160104001-standard33433432016-01-04
ESXi-5.5.0-20160204001-no-tools35687222016-02-21
ESXi-5.5.0-20160204001-standard
35687222016-02-21
ESXi-5.5.0-20160901001s-no-tools43458102016-09-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20160901001s-standard43458102016-09-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-no-tools43458132016-09-15
ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-standard43458132016-09-15


ESXi 5.1 Image Profiles

Image ProfileESX Build NumberRelease
ESXi-5.1.0-799733-no-tools7997332012-09-11
ESXi-5.1.0-799733-standard7997332012-09-11
ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-no-tools8384632012-10-24
ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-standard8384632012-10-24
ESXi-5.1.0-20121201001s-no-tools9115932012-12-20
ESXi-5.1.0-20121201001s-standard9115932012-12-20
ESXi-5.1.0-20121204001-no-tools9146092012-12-20
ESXi-5.1.0-20121204001-standard9146092012-12-20
ESXi-5.1.0-20130304001-no-tools10212892013-03-07
ESXi-5.1.0-20130304001-standard10212892013-03-07
ESXi-5.1.0-20130401001s-no-tools10636712013-04-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130401001s-standard10636712013-04-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130402001-no-tools10654912013-04-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130402001-standard10654912013-04-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130504001-no-tools11179002013-05-22
ESXi-5.1.0-20130504001-standard11179002013-05-22
ESXi-5.1.0-20130701001s-no-tools11429072013-07-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130701001s-standard11429072013-07-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130704001-no-tools11577342013-07-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20130704001-standard11577342013-07-25
ESXi-5.1.0-20131001001s-no-tools13128742013-10-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20131001001s-standard13128742013-10-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20131004001-no-tools13128732013-10-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20131004001-standard13128732013-10-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20140101001s-no-tools14726662014-01-16
ESXi-5.1.0-20140101001s-standard14726662014-01-16
ESXi-5.1.0-20140102001-no-tools14830972014-01-16
ESXi-5.1.0-20140102001-standard14830972014-01-16
ESXi-5.1.0-20140204001-no-tools16128062014-02-27
ESXi-5.1.0-20140204001-standard16128062014-02-27
ESXi-5.1.0-20140401001s-no-tools17432012014-04-29
ESXi-5.1.0-20140401001s-standard17432012014-04-29
ESXi-5.1.0-20140404001-no-tools17435332014-04-29
ESXi-5.1.0-20140404001-standard17435332014-04-29
ESXi-5.1.0-20140604001-no-tools19004702014-06-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20140604001-standard19004702014-06-17
ESXi-5.1.0-20140701001s-no-tools19049292014-07-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20140701001s-standard19049292014-07-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20140704001-no-tools20002512014-07-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20140704001-standard20002512014-07-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20141001001s-no-tools21913542014-10-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20141001001s-standard21913542014-10-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20141004001-no-tools21917512014-10-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20141004001-standard21917512014-10-31
ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-no-tools23232312014-12-04
ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-standard23232312014-12-04
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-no-tools23232362014-12-04
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-standard23232362014-12-04
ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-no-tools25830902015-03-26
ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-standard25830902015-03-26
ESXi-5.1.0-20150301001s-no-tools25750442015-03-26
ESXi-5.1.0-20150301001s-standard25750442015-03-26
ESXi-5.1.0-20151001001s-no-tools30211782015-10-01
ESXi-5.1.0-20151001001s-standard30211782015-10-01
ESXi-5.1.0-20151004001-no-tools30706262015-10-01
ESXi-5.1.0-20151004001-standard30706262015-10-01
ESXi-5.1.0-20160501001s-no-tools38726382016-05-24
ESXi-5.1.0-20160501001s-standard38726382016-05-24
ESXi-5.1.0-20160504001-no-tools38726642016-05-24
ESXi-5.1.0-20160504001-standard38726642016-05-24


ESXi 5.0 Image Profiles

Image ProfileESX Build NumberRelease
ESXi-5.0.0-469512-no-tools4695122011-08-24
ESXi-5.0.0-469512-standard4695122011-08-24
ESXi-5.0.0-20110904001-notools4746102011-09-13
ESXi-5.0.0-20110904001-standard4746102011-09-13
ESXi-5.0.0-20111104001-no-tools5048902011-11-03
ESXi-5.0.0-20111104001-standard5048902011-11-03
ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-no-tools5158412011-12-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-standard5158412011-12-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-no-tools6080892012-03-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-standard6080892012-03-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-no-tools6238602012-03-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-standard6238602012-03-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20120404001-no-tools6238602012-04-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120404001-standard6238602012-04-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120504001-no-tools7021182012-05-03
ESXi-5.0.0-20120504001-standard7021182012-05-03
ESXi-5.0.0-20120604001-no-tools7218822012-06-14
ESXi-5.0.0-20120604001-standard7218822012-06-14
ESXi-5.0.0-20120701001s-no-tools7648792012-07-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120701001s-standard7648792012-07-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120704001-no-tools7681112012-07-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120704001-standard7681112012-07-12
ESXi-5.0.0-20120901001s-no-tools8229482012-09-27
ESXi-5.0.0-20120901001s-standard8229482012-09-27
ESXi-5.0.0-20120904001-no-tools8219262012-09-27
ESXi-5.0.0-20120904001-standard8219262012-09-27
ESXi-5.0.0-20121201001s-no-tools9125772012-12-20
ESXi-5.0.0-20121201001s-standard9125772012-12-20
ESXi-5.0.0-20121202001-no-tools9145862012-12-20
ESXi-5.0.0-20121202001-standard9145862012-12-20
ESXi-5.0.0-20130301001s-no-tools10224892013-03-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20130301001s-standard10224892013-03-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20130304001-no-tools10244292013-03-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20130304001-standard10244292013-03-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20130504001-no-tools11178972013-05-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20130504001-standard11178972013-05-15
ESXi-5.0.0-20130801001s-no-tools11978552013-08-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20130801001s-standard11978552013-08-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20130804001-no-tools12545422013-08-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20130804001-standard12545422013-08-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20131001001s-no-tools13111772013-10-17
ESXi-5.0.0-20131001001s-standard13111772013-10-17
ESXi-5.0.0-20131002001-no-tools13111752013-10-17
ESXi-5.0.0-20131002001-standard13111752013-10-17
ESXi-5.0.0-20140101001s-no-tools14789052014-01-23
ESXi-5.0.0-20140101001s-standard14789052014-01-23
ESXi-5.0.0-20140104001-no-tools14892712014-01-23
ESXi-5.0.0-20140104001-standard14892712014-01-23
ESXi-5.0.0-20140501001s-no-tools17497662014-05-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20140501001s-standard17497662014-05-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20140504001-no-tools18516702014-05-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20140504001-standard18516702014-05-29
ESXi-5.0.0-20140704001-no-tools19186562014-07-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20140704001-standard19186562014-07-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20140801001s-no-tools19793172014-08-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20140801001s-standard19793172014-08-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20140804001-no-tools20003082014-08-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20140804001-standard20003082014-08-28
ESXi-5.0.0-20141201001s-no-tools22169312014-12-04
ESXi-5.0.0-20141201001s-standard22169312014-12-04
ESXi-5.0.0-20141204001-no-tools23124282014-12-04
ESXi-5.0.0-20141204001-standard23124282014-12-04
ESXi-5.0.0-20150201001s-standard24865882015-02-26
ESXi-5.0.0-20150201001s-no-tools24865882015-02-26
ESXi-5.0.0-20150204001-standard25098282015-02-26
ESXi-5.0.0-20150204001-no-tools25098282015-02-26
ESXi-5.0.0-20151001001s-no-tools30214322015-10-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20151001001s-standard30214322015-10-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20151004001-no-tools30861672015-10-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20151004001-standard30861672015-10-01
ESXi-5.0.0-20160601001s-no-tools39828192016-06-14
ESXi-5.0.0-20160601001s-standard39828192016-06-14
ESXi-5.0.0-20160604001-no-tools39828282016-06-14
ESXi-5.0.0-20160604001-standard39828282016-06-14

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