tiripon
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Upgrade ESXI 5.0 to 6.5

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Hi is it possible to upgrade directly from 5.0 to 6.5? Or, is it better to upgrade to some version in between before going to 6.5?

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rcporto
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You cannot upgrade directly from 5.0 to 6.5, you will need go first at least to version 5.5, see: VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

Anyway, my recommendation is to consider a clean install instead of the upgrade.

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Richardson Porto
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rcporto
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You cannot upgrade directly from 5.0 to 6.5, you will need go first at least to version 5.5, see: VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

Anyway, my recommendation is to consider a clean install instead of the upgrade.

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Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto

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msripada
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Richard is correct...however, please do not forget to check the hardware compatibility list before proceeding to install/upgrade to ESXi 6.5...

Thanks,

MS

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ncfernan
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I have one ESXi 5.0 running with several VMs. From what I've learned in this thread, it's better to do a fresh install of ESXi 6.5 instead of hoping to 6.0 and then to 6.5.

My question is: is that possible to fresh install the ESXi 6.5 with all VMs and settings in place, without moving them out of the box?  If so, where can I find a recipe on how to do it?

Thanks.

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