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vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

  • 1.  vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

    Posted 06-26-2020 08:46 AM
    What is the best approch for upgrading vSphere 6.7 u3 enviornment to vSphere 7. I know it will straight forward but just want to confirm if there are any caveats ?

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    Nilesh Raut
    System Administrator
    dyntek inc.
    elmsford NY
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  • 2.  RE: vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

    Posted 06-26-2020 08:50 AM

    Hey Nilesh,

    Thanks for the update.

    I have a few preliminary queries on the same :

    • What is the version and build number of your vCenter ?
    • Is it a windows deployed one or an Appliance flavored one ?
    • Do you have an external PSC or an embedded PSC ?
    • What is the version and build number of your ESXi hosts ?


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    Install/Upgrade Expert - Roger Fernandes
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  • 3.  RE: vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

    Posted 06-26-2020 09:48 AM
    Hi Nilesh,

    First thing I definitely would recommend for you to look at are the following:
    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/vsphere-vcenter-server-70-upgrade-guide.pdf
    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/vsphere-esxi-70-upgrade-guide.pdf
    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-70-release-notes.html

    Also, these two KB articles are valuable prior to updating to vSphere 7:

    I also highly recommend for you to expose yourself on this KB article if you haven't done so already:


    Good luck on your upgrade!

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    Marvin Marcos
    Engineer/Specialist
    VMware
    Oakville ON
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  • 4.  RE: vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

    Posted 06-26-2020 10:28 AM
    I have the same question but upgrading from vcenter & vsphere hosts 6.5 to 7. I have a psc. Any caveats jumping 2 versions? I will read through links you posted.


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    Matt Trimble
    System Administrator
    St Ambrose University
    Davenport IA
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  • 5.  RE: vSphere upgrade from Vsphere 6.7 u3 to vSphere 7

    Posted 06-26-2020 10:34 AM

    You can upgrade the PSC and the vCenter from v6.5 to v7.0 ( It will automatically convert the PSC into an embedded Setup )

    Kindly go through the following :

    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vcenter.upgrade.doc/GUID-572E74CE-3FB8-4E67-8C95-470D0B49A27A.html

    Note : Snapshots of the vCenter and PSC are recommended prior to the Upgrade. 



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    Install/Upgrade Expert - Roger Fernandes
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