0 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2016 10:51 AM by saxman8837

    Upgrading from vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 or 6.0

    saxman8837 Lurker

      We have vcenter 5.1 we need to upgrade to 5.5 or 6.0 depending on the version attributes.

      First what are the differences between 5.5 and 6.0?

      Our HQ wants to upgrade to 6.0, so they could implement the PSC Platform Services Controller.

      Is the Platform Services Controller an option with 5.5?

      In the event we have to move to 6.0 how much control will that give to those who control it?

      On a separate case , my team and I have never upgraded vCenter before and would like clear instruction on how to do this.

      like step by step.

      We have vsphere appliance 5.1 and 3 Esxi Host that are at update 1.

      I've read that before we could upgrade we need to be at update 3.

      I believe we bring the Appliance to update 3 first, then the Host.

      I use vsphere data protection appliance to back up the vm's and the vsphere center.

      I see in the SSO the Appliance can go to update 3, but not sure if I would have to use dvd for the host and reboot them to get up to update 3 or not.