sungpillhan2
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Storage Capacity Issue on upgrading vCenter 6.5 to vCenter 7.0

I have a vCenter appliance with about 250GB Thick provisioned. Now I went through half of upgrading from 6.5 to 7.0, in storage configuration, even 'Tiny' shows 1.5TB required. And the source storage shows as 575GB not 250GB. I have only 1TB left in LUN2. 

How can I satisfy the storage requirement? It seems vCenter appliance is installed as Tick provision?

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msripada
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

First identify how much space is used in the VCSA for the mount point of the disk using command df -h. Based on the usage, check whether you can deploy it as tiny/small and then proceed to deploy vcsa 7.0 as the respective variant

You can deploy VCSA 7.0 via ovf as Tiny/Small based on the requirements and storage migrations and perform stage 2 from there.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.install.doc/GUID-39B42E70-9241-45AA...

or you might consider shrink the lvm for the excessive sized partition 

https://vcloudvision.com/2019/08/26/how-to-shrink-vcsa-logical-volumes-before-an-upgrade/

Note : these can be destructive if not properly performed so ensure to take backups of the VCSA /PSC before trying any of the attempts using the best practices 

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78146

 

thanks,

MS

 

 

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adityasen
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You can  follow steps mentioned here:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2145603

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