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ccvme
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Finally upgrading to vCenter/vSphere 7.x

Have a small environment with 3 hosts, vDS and iSCSI storage. Plan is to upgrade to vCenter latest version (currently on 6.7 latest) and then upgrade one host at a time giving time to confirm there are no issues.

I've read some older posts that indicate you can have mixed versions of ESXi in a cluster but I've also read that you shouldn't do that. Is it okay to do this for a month assuming we don't deploy any new VMs would there be any issue with the distributed switches and vMotion with 6.5u3 hosts and 7.x hosts in the same data center cluster.

Anything else to watch out for??

 

 

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muakhtar
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For upgradation

1.Hardware is compatible with latest version. (VMware Valid Subscription)

2, Firmware Upgrade for existing server.

3. Existing vCenter Server & ESXi Host Health Check.

4. Upgrade the vCenter

5. Migrate the VM's to another HOST and Upgrade the ESXI Server.

6. Upgrade the ESXi

7. Upgrade the VM's Toolbar

Health Check for vCenter & ESXi Host.

2. .

Munib Akhtar
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ChrisGundryC
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Yes it is fine, we did this and no drama with dsitributed switches etc.

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