chanelwheeler
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vCenter 6.5 to 6.7

I'm a VMware newbie trying to wrap my head around all the different components. I have vSphere Client 6.5 and I need a feature that's in 6.7. If I upgrade vCenter to 6.7 that will upgrade the vSphere Client as well?

And any hard-won words of wisdom in doing an upgrade would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

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daphnissov
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If by "vSphere Client" you're talking about the installable desktop client, that is dead and gone and not compatible with 6.7. If/when you upgrade vCenter Server from 6.5 to 6.7, you will be using the HTML-based web client (which, ironically and confusingly is also called "vSphere Client").

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chanelwheeler
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Yes, I am referring to the web client. It's all just so confusing. :smileyconfused:

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daphnissov
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What exactly is confusing? The upgrade procedures are highly documented (and blogged about) and are quite straightforward, even as a novice user.

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chanelwheeler
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I guess that it's mostly that I can't tell what is vCenter and what is vSphere Client. And that there is vSphere the package of tools vs vSphere Client. And I'm not a networking person so when I start getting a lot of question regarding domains and IPs, I'm not always confident as to what I should enter. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on.

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daphnissov
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Don't concern yourself with vSphere Client. As I said, if you have the installable desktop client, it's gone as of 6.7. The vSphere product is a bundling of vCenter Server plus ESXi. You may want to see about engaging a partner to help you with upgrade planning especially if you have a lot of networking concerns.

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