- Connect to your ESX/ESXi server via Putty.
- After successfully connecting to an ESX host, open the command prompt.
- To get the VMware version, type “vmware –l” and press Enter:
This is a sample output of the command:VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Update 1
VMware ESXi 4.1.0 Update 2
- For the build, type “vmware –v” and press Enter:
This is a sample output of the command:VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build-582267
VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-623860
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Determining the version and build of VMware
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