we're in the process of updating our SQL estate. When I look at the supported SQL version for Vcenter, the compatibility matrix says 6.7 U3 is only supported up to SQL 2016
Is this right? Do we have to use a 5 year old version of SQL to be in a supported state? I had hoped to deploy SQL 2017 or 2019
I would recommend following the compatibility matrix.
Do you plan on upgrading to 7.x anytime soon? According to VMware 7.x does not support external databases.
vCenter Server 7.0 uses PostgreSQL for the embedded database. vCenter Server 7.0 does not support external databases.