JLOAIZA
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Can VCSA 6.5 U2 be upgraded to VCSA 6.7 U1 or has anyone done so with no issues?

Hello,

I have a couple of VCSA 6.5 U2 and would like to upgrade to 6.7. I now it was not recommended to go to 6.7. I see 6.7 U1 is out now and wanted to see if anyone knew if it's possible now and supported. Any and all help is highly appreciated.

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daphnissov
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6.5 U2d => 6.7 U1 is still not supported at this time. Anything earlier should be ok.

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diegodco31
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Hello

Upgrade and migration paths from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2 to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1 are supported.

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2 Release Notes

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Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
CERKYR
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Hello,

Then If I run ESXi 6.5 U2,

I can update each ESXi server to 6.7 U1.
Is it correct ?

If yes, I suppose that it's mandatory to stop and move each VM on a other ESXi 6.5 U2.

Do you think that the bug of VMware Remote Control will be fixed with the version 6.7 U1 ?

"Unable to connect the MKS: Could not connect to pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-authdpipe within retry period".

Unable to connect the MKS: Could not connect to pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-authdpipe within retry period

I have a doubt...

Regards,

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diegodco31
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Hi

I didn't understand, you want upgrade vcsa or esxi?

"If yes, I suppose that it's mandatory to stop and move each VM on a other ESXi 6.5 U2."

Yes.

UPGRADE ESXI: https://masteringvmware.com/how-to-upgrade-esxi-6-5-to-esxi-6-7/

https://miketabor.com/how-to-upgrade-esxi-6-5-to-esxi-6-7/

UPGRADE VCSA: https://www.wojcieh.net/upgrade-vcenter-server-appliance-6-5-to-6-7/

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
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JLOAIZA
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Thank you all for your rapid responses.

@Diego - When you hover over the little info icon for 6.5 U2 you get this. Does this mean we shouldn't update top 6.7 U1 and is unsupported?

Also has any of you tried upgrading this path?

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daphnissov
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I am not Diego, but as I told you above, anything past 6.5 U2 to 6.7 U1 is currently unsupported​. Several users have tried this upgrade and it has failed. Therefore, if you are at any build past 6.5 U2--either vCenter or ESXi--do not attempt to upgrade to 6.7 U1.

diegodco31
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Hello

Daphissov is right, the upgrade 6.5 U2D => 6.7 U1 is still not supported at this time.

"If you have already updated to vSphere 6.5 U2d you must wait for a future release of vSphere 6.7 to enable your upgrade path."

"But, It also provides an upgrade path from vSphere 6.5 U2 to vSphere 6.7 U1."

Under the Hood - vSphere 6.7 Update 1 - VMware vSphere Blog

Before you do upgrade, check your version vcsa.

VMware Knowledge Base  

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
CERKYR
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VSPHERE 6.5 Ux >>>>  6.7 Ux

VCSA 6.5 Ux >>>> 6.7 Ux

It's not clear...Is it mandatory to have the same version between VSPHERE (ESXi) and VCSA ?


Is there any Compatibility Matrix including VSPHERE and VCSA ?

Is there a risk to decrease performances after this kind of upgrade, even if the servers have been bought in 2018 (very young), but one of them is older ?

On my side I have DELL R740 and R620; I'm not sure that DELL will continue to build ESXi images for this kind of server.

We must also consider that the VM are alive and in production; a other risk too.

At the end, we must also consider the interest(s) to update the servers; what are the benefits ? More functionnalities ? Less Bugs ?

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JLOAIZA
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Thanks everyone,

I was pretty sure i understood the paths but just wanted to see what every one else thought and see if anyone had actually tried it. It definitely fails when trying to upgrade VCSA from 6.5.U2+ so don't waste your time.

As far as DELL HW goes any server PER620, 820 family is not supported with ESXi 6.7. If you try and download ESXi iso from DELL support site there's no 6.7 version available for download.

Again thanks all for your input,

-JAL-

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dfosbenner
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I wanted to jump in on this thread.  I am running 6.5 U2d, and I found out "the hard way" when I tried to upgrade my VCSA to 6.7 that it is unsupported.  Is there any way to know how long a wait until there is an upgrade path?  Does VMware make estimates like 1Q, 2Q, etc?

I need to retire some older hardware at remote sites, so I was hoping to deploy new host hardware running ESXi 6.7, and avoid having to do the 6.5>6.7 upgrade later.

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daphnissov
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No, there's no way to know.

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maxel
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For my clarification

Upgrade VCSA from 6.5 U1 to 6.7 U1  is possible and ok?

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diegodco31
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Hi

Yes, 6.5 U2[A-C] is supported.

Under the Hood - vSphere 6.7 Update 1 - VMware vSphere Blog

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
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dfosbenner
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VMware released vCenter 6.7.0U1b yesterday, but unfortunately there is still no supported upgrade from 6.5.0U2d.  Ridiculous.

"IMPORTANT: Upgrade and migration paths from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2d and vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2e to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1b are not supported."

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