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Hello

What is the recommended attitude towards VM hardware version upgrades on the VCSA?

Should you upgrade to latest version or let it be (and why)?

I know that the features/resources available in newer versions will never really be needed for the vCenter.

But on the other hand - why not, if nothing breaks?

And the exclamationmark (1 missing) in the update manager bugs my eyes :smileylaugh:

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Check if the following VMware KB article helps:

Upgrading a virtual machine to the latest hardware version (multiple versions) (1010675) | VMware KB

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

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Check if the following VMware KB article helps:

Upgrading a virtual machine to the latest hardware version (multiple versions) (1010675) | VMware KB

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

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Thank you for the helpful article - I was not able to find this info when searching for it.

So it seems that:

  • It is not possible to upgrade VM hardware of VCSA.
  • VMware does not recommend upgrading VM hardware unless you need the features.
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VMware do not suggest to upgrade the VM HW and VMware tools on the appliance as it may break the VC.

VCP 6.5, VCP 6.7, VCAP 6.0 Deploy
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I agree with not updating the VM hardware for the vCSA.