be1977
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Multiple vCenter upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 with external PSCs

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Hi,

I have successfully upgraded 2 out of the 3 vCenter's that are connected in Enhanced Linked Mode. The third vCenter server is failing validation in Upgrade Stage 2.What am I missing?

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Check this links: (This will help you understan the process you need to follow to upgrade your environment to 7)

Upgrade & Converge vCenter 6.7 with External PSC to vCenter 7.0 Embedded PSC .

vSphere 7 - vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades - VMware vSphere Blog

Triple VCIX (CMA-NV-DCV) | vExpert | MCSE | CCNA

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nachogonzalez
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Hey, hope you are doing fine
How did you upgrade the external PSC's? Those no longer exist on vSphere 7.0

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sudeshnas
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Hi

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Check this links: (This will help you understan the process you need to follow to upgrade your environment to 7)

Upgrade & Converge vCenter 6.7 with External PSC to vCenter 7.0 Embedded PSC .

vSphere 7 - vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades - VMware vSphere Blog

Triple VCIX (CMA-NV-DCV) | vExpert | MCSE | CCNA

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a_p_
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Dear sudeshnas ,

can you please clarify why this is not supported?

From my understanding this should work by specifying the already converted vCenter as the partner.

André

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be1977
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Hi Nicolas,

Thank you for the link. I followed the steps in that blog and the VMware upgrade guide: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/vsphere-vcenter-server-70-upgrade-guide.pdf

The upgrade process worked perfectly for the first and second vCenters. They both upgraded without issue and now have embedded PSC's. No where did I find any caveats or limitations regarding upgrading a 3rd or more vCenters.

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micahmartin
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Have you found a resolution to your issue. I also have 3x vCenter 6.5 in Linked mode and want to begin upgrading to vCenter 7.0. I will probably keep my hosts running on 6.5 for a while before I upgrade them. Do you think that will be an issue?

Also, if I upgrade my vCenters one at a time, will that break my linked mode? I was planning to upgrade two of them at the same time during the Thanksgiving Holiday, then do the third during the Christmas Holiday.

Will this cause problems?

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kurimargo
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Did you tried to connect "third" vCenter "first" or "second" already upgraded vCenter with embedded PSC? From manual I can read, that you have to create a "ring" topology. This means that you should connect it to "second" vCenter and after upgrade close the ring manually and link PSC1 and PSC3.

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