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Paulk99
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6.5 u1 to 6.7 u2 Upgrade help...

Hi All

Planning an upgrade here from 6.5 u1 to 6.7 u2

Each vCenter currently has one external PSC. There is no Linked mode, and No vCenter HA.

It seems, if the PSC is embedded the process is really rather straightforward (lots of You-Tube vids etc).

However not very much out there guiding through and showing any caveats around a deployment with an current external PSC.

We would like to integrate the PSC and bring it back to embedded as vMware have now depreciated the external PSC type deployment.

I assume this is undertaken during the upgrade "Part 2" Data Migration.

Are there any additional steps required in the upgrade process when an external PSC is in use. (traditionally you would normally need to upgrade the PSCs first surely but not much mention is made of this as a requirement...?) 

Ive read the upgrade guide (several times now)

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/vsphere-vcenter-server-67-upgrade-guide.pdf

But there are so many topology s and deployment types discussed i just cant identify what i am looking for !!

Perhaps im reading too much in to it and it is as straightforward as per an upgrade with a currently embedded PSC and the process is just the same.

 

Any links or feedback really appreciated

Cheers

Paul

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Raj1988
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If the VC's are not linked and have external PSC's ; the task becomes simple. Convergence is only applicable to VCSA's .

First you have to upgrade to 6.7 U2 and then do the convergence and decommission .  Follow the below blog. In this blog the PSC's are linked . In your case PSC's are not linked. So think of them as different .

https://haveyoutriedreinstalling.com/2019/04/15/step-by-step-vcenter-server-appliance-convergence-us...https://haveyoutriedreinstalling.com/2019/04/15/step-by-step-vcenter-server-appliance-convergence-us...

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AJ

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RajeevVCP4
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Hi Paul

First you required run convergence tool it will do external to embedded PSC .

Refer this

vCenter Server 6.7 U2 architecture improvements – 4sysops

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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Paulk99
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Hi there many thanks for this.

This was not in any of the upgrade documentation.

So what you are saying is i run the process through deploying a new 6.7 VCSA this process will also upgrade my external PSC (so i dont need to worry about upgrading it separately from the VCSA)

Then after the process is done and checked and confirmed all good i run the integration commands from within the new 6.7 u2 VCSA as per your post..?

cheers

Paul 

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If the VC's are not linked and have external PSC's ; the task becomes simple. Convergence is only applicable to VCSA's .

First you have to upgrade to 6.7 U2 and then do the convergence and decommission .  Follow the below blog. In this blog the PSC's are linked . In your case PSC's are not linked. So think of them as different .

https://haveyoutriedreinstalling.com/2019/04/15/step-by-step-vcenter-server-appliance-convergence-us...https://haveyoutriedreinstalling.com/2019/04/15/step-by-step-vcenter-server-appliance-convergence-us...

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AJ

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