We have to migrate a Vcenter Windows esxi 5.5 to VCSA 6.5. In the Vcenter Windows esxi 5.5 we have 3 network cards. I have seen in manual that only one is migrated.
Does anyone have a procedure to add the 2 missing nics and does anyone know a step-by-step procedure for migration?
Thanks in advance.
I suppose when I migrate to vcsa 6.5 I will have to update the vsphere replication and change the settings. same with backup.
But if I have on different networks both the replica and the backup. How do I configure them? Do you know of any procedure?
You will have to move to a routed configuration where those services can route to the vCenter's management IP. That doesn't mean the data coming from the ESXi hosts can't use a specific network--they certainly can. But that isn't a management function.
These wouldn't be procedures specific to vSphere or even these specific other technologies. It's about general network design and configuration practices and the difference between L2 access between these services and vCenter and L3 (routed) access between the same.
For step by steps Windows vCenter 5.5 to vCenter Applaince 6.5 you can refer Step-by-step: Migrate Windows vCenter server to vCSA 6.5u1 -
Thanks Jaylaxmifor the procedure
Vmware does not advise adding 2 nics to vcsa 6.5. But if you configure the 2 nic with their ip's without gw could the network work?.
We are looking at the backup if I install vcsa 6.5u2 install vddk 6.0.2 ?. Where can I see the VDDK version in vmware?
Although vmware says that it does not support it if it works no ?. Also in our case it would be temporary until we can route it.
According to the version that we have of netbackup it says that it supports vddk 6.0.2 and 6.5. If you install vcsa 6.5U2, which version of VDDK does it install?
Although vmware says that it does not support it if it works no ?.
What if it doesn't work and your vCenter is broken? Then you call GSS for help and they throw your ticket out because you've done unsupported things to vCenter.
If you're on 6.5 you need to be using VDDK 6.5. In most cases, the backup software contains the VDDK. You do not need to monkey around with it yourself. But NetBackup is horrible software to begin with so who knows what trickery they require.
And if I upgrade Vcenter 5.5 for windows to Vcenter 6.5 for windows. If it supports 3 nic ?.
Vcenter 6.5 for windows which version of vddk does 6.0.2 or 6.5 install?
What software do you recommend backup?
vCenter does not install the VDDK. That is a set of client libraries used by your backup application. As I told you before, VDDK versions are in step with vCenter versions. vCenter 6.5 will bring the level of VDDK up to 6.5.
Yes, when you upgrade vCenter versions you just about always have to upgrade other software which touches it. This is just standard operating procedure. The minimum version to which you should upgrade is NetBackup 8.1.2 as it contains VDDK 6.5.3.