mimo974
Contributor
Contributor

Upgrade VCSA 6.7 to 7 without upgrade ESXi

Hello everyone,

Its possible to upgrade VCSA 6.7 to 7 without upgrade ESXi and stay on 6.7.0 ?

Can we have some problems if we do it ? 

Thank you for your helps.

Regards.

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a_p_
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Leadership

Yes, that's possible. vCenter Server 7.0 supports ESXi 6.5, and later.
However, in case that you are using e.g. vSAN, it's recommended to keep vCenter Server, and the ESXi hosts on a matching version.

André

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Lalegre
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hey @mimo974,

Yes definitely is possible to do the upgrade of VCSA without upgrading the ESXi even by following the documentation you will see that is a pre-requisite.

You will not face any issue related with functionality at all. Just a thought for the future is that you always need to remember that vCenter Server supports two ESXi versions before which means that once you upgrade to version 7, the minor version of ESXi you will be able to run is 6.5.0. 

I am giving you this example as when VCSA 7.5 (or whatever number they choose) got released, if you want to upgrade, it will probably support ESXi as it last version.

Finally, always check the VCSA 7.0 and ESXi 6.7 (updates included for both) release notes for possible known issues between those versions.

 

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fabio1975
Commander
Commander

Ciao 

in general there are no problems ..even from the vmware compatibility site no problem

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Bye 

Fabio

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