How to download vSphere software with VMware Software Manager

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The VMware Software Manager is a very helpful tool if you want to download your VMware vSphere, vCloud or vRealize software packages. It is also very helpful to keep your VMware software repository up to date. All you need is your VMware login and the installer package. Let me introduce this software to you.


Visit this website to download the VMware Software Manager (login / registration required). It’s an 18 megabyte MSI package. So big deal.

You have to accept the End User License Agreement to download the software:


Double click the MSI package to start the setup process.

Click Next.

Accept the EULA and click Next.

Choose the installation folder (just let the standard is also fine).

Choose the depot location; either a local drive, an external disk or even a UNC path is possible.

Click Next to continue.

When all things are set, click Install to continue.

You can check the box to open Download Service web application.

Click Finish to close the setup assistant.

Now after installation we can move