MikeErter
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Upgrade from vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 6

Hi vSphere community,

Looking for a good guide for upgrading from vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 6.  Curious if there are any gotchas, especially around the vPostgres database.

I think I'd like to have one Platform Services Controller per datacenter.

Thanks!

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rcporto
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Take a look at official documentation: About the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Upgrade Process

And here is a good step by step guide: http://anthonyspiteri.net/vsphere-6-0-vcenter-server-appliance-upgrading-from-5-x/

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Richardson Porto
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alexganser
Contributor
Contributor

Hi Mike,

i've wrote an article on my blog, which discribes the Upgrade.

Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 to 6.0 | gansercom

After that you can also deploy the first Update to vCSA 6.0.0b

Update vCSA 6.0.0 to vCSA 6.0.0b | gansercom

Hope you didn't migrate your vCSA from a vCenter Server for Windows installation. Then the Upgrade will fail with "vPostgres first boot error"

Upgrade vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 6.0 fails with vPostgres firstboot error | gansercom

Alex

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AmzSannegowda
Contributor
Contributor

Hoping you may find this useful.

Please find the steps with screenshots for vCenter Server Appliance (VCVA) Major upgrades from 5.5/5.1 to 6.0x from following link:
www.vladan.fr/h...csa-5-5-to-6-0/

Step with Screenshots for fresh install of vCenter Server Appliance (VCVA) 6.0x:
www.vladan.fr/i...mware-vcsa-6-0/

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