Razzimataz
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vCenter 6.5 with external PSC Upgrade to vCenter 7.0

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Hi All, I am looking for guidance from the VMWare Tech community on the following: Is it possible to upgrade a vCenter 6.5 environment with two external PSC servers to venter 7.0 to convert the environment into a single embedded server? IF so, where may I start with this process? I am trying to avoid going from 6.5 to 6.7, but instead go straight to 7.0

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Razzimataz
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It is my first time in an external PSC topology. I. done upgrades from 6.0 to 6.5 and 6.7 in a single embedded topology which is easier 🙂 I guess 😃

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Alex_Romeo
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OK! no problem ... with 7.0, since there are no other possibilities, it converts automatically ... I've done it many times.

Alessandro Romeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

vCenter 7.0 has PSC Embedded (only solution), when you upgrade to version 7.0 the external PSC is automatically converted to PSC Embedded.

Product Interoperability Matrix:

https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/#/Upgrade?productId=2

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Alessandro Romeo

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Razzimataz
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Thanks Alex 👍 Just to clarify then, going from version 6.5 to 7.0 with the external PSC topology is 100% a supported upgrade path? Should I first remove one of the PSC from the topology and keep one for simplicity before the upgrade? The secondary PSC is a stand-by for manual recovery as per KB: vCenter topologies

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Alex_Romeo
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Yes, right! do as you wrote and when you only have one PSC, update the VCSA.
Is this your first time doing a VCSA update?

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Razzimataz
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It is my first time in an external PSC topology. I. done upgrades from 6.0 to 6.5 and 6.7 in a single embedded topology which is easier 🙂 I guess 😃

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Alex_Romeo
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OK! no problem ... with 7.0, since there are no other possibilities, it converts automatically ... I've done it many times.

Alessandro Romeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

Sorry, did you mark your answer as correct?

Alessandro Romeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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