5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2019 3:45 AM by Amin Masoudifard

    vCenter Upgrade 5.5 to 6.5/6.7

    ChevUribe Enthusiast

      Hi All,


      We have a partner whose infrastructure is still running in vSphere 5.5.

      We had been telling them to do the upgrade 2 years ago but was not implemented since their backup and multi storage management system is not compatible with version 6/6/5/6.7.

      But due to audit inspection, they replaced their backup system and multi storage management system which can work with the new vSphere version.


      They are using vSphere Distributed Switch for version 5.5.

      We are thinking if we can deploy a new vCenter Server 6.5/6.7 and just join the hosts and then upgrade them to 6.5/6.7.

      We can do manually the network config for the distributed switch but my question is, can we backup the version 5.5 distributed switch and upload it to the 6.5/6.7 vcenter?

      O after installation of vCenter 6.5/6.7 and just add the host then the distributed switch will also be migrated?


      if there is any suggestions better than ours, we are willing to accept it.


      Thank you!