Good Morning All,
We are running Windows VCENTER 6.0 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3 in our environment. These products are END OF SUPPORT and we are looking to migrate them at the earliest to either of the below:
I have done a fair amount of research on this topic so if any of my below assumptions are wrong please let me know:
Our first VCENTER has following setup:
Cluster 1 with six HPE servers running ESXi 6.0U3.
Cluster 2 with two HPE servers running ESXi 6.0U3.
Migration process for first VCENTER process:
Our second VCENTER has the following setup:
Cluster 1 with four HPE servers running ESXi 6.0U3.
Single Server with one HPE DL server running ESXi 6.0U3.
Migration process for second VCENTER process:
Does the migration processes above look acceptable or is there anything I have missed out? Due to budget, we can only buy limited servers which will go to our FIRST VCenter. We will move some old hosts from FIRST VCENTER to the SECOND VCENTER.
The plans are very good and clear, I assume that is also considered the full backup of the VMs and have detailed configurations of vCenter Server and ESXi hosts in each scenario (this is very obvious).
I attach links with additional information to validate compatibility and upgrade path, it is not superfluous to see them and use them.
Personally I prefer to start from fresh installations of vcenter Server (VCSA) when you do not need the history of events, logs, users and others for auditing purposes.
Personally I would stay a while longer (until your EOS) on versions 6.5 or 6.7. Unfortunately there have been serious problems with version 7.0.
A VCSA 6.7U2 is compatible with ESXi 6.5 and ESXi 6.0 at all Update levels
A VCSA 6.5U2 is compatible with ESXi 6.5 and ESXi 6.0 at all Update levels.
When all our infrastructure is running smoothly for a long time, you can plan to install the latest patches available.
It is always advisable to validate all the information yourself, for any errors in good faith. Even certified specialists and supports are sometimes wrong.