Contributor
Contributor

vCenter Upgradation from 5.5u3 Windows Server to 6.5u1 VCSA.

Need suggestions and advice's, as we looking to upgrade vcenter from 5.5u3 (running in Windows 2008) to 6.5u1 (looking for VCSA). Please let me know the what actions we need to take care before upgrading the same. 

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Immortal
Immortal

Some things to think about I call out on in my article here, and the general upgrade documentation (which you should thoroughly read) is here.

VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You could also check the links mentioned below, which has the step by step process of the migration from a windows VC to VCSA.


How to upgrade Windows vCenter 5.5 to the 6.5 Appliance - VirtuallyBoring

VMware Knowledge Base

Sincerely,
Ashwin Prakash
Skyline Support Moderator
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

First go through VMware Interoperablility for current and latest version.

VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

Kindly refer  below link for tour reference for upgradation best practice:-

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2146439

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Expert
Expert

Great articles. So are these migrated with the migration-assistant Custom roles and permissions, Folders, resource pools, compute/datastore clusters

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Immortal
Immortal

Yes, if you're using the migration path built into the vCSA, but not if you do a "swing" migration by standing up an independent vCSA and manually moving hosts.