Following this discussion. I upgraded my test VCSA 6.0U3 last week to 6.5.0d and didn't experience any issues (luckily). I am now about to do ESXi and happened to look at the compatibility chart only to find to my horror that this upgrade path is not supported! I will probably do the test system anyway just for the hell of it, but i cannot do production or our Horizon environment until it is supported. I contacted VMware technical support who were not helpful at all. According to them there may be an update 1 due out in July or August but would not confirm if an upgrade to this from 6.0U3 would be supported
This product just seems to be getting worse its like they are not even doing proper QA anymore! How does something like this get released without testing things like that? So now we are all just stuck at 6.0U3 until VMware decide to release another patch for this? Its just as well cloud computing is really taking off now and I cant wait to move off this platform. No more dodgy upgrades
I hate to even leave these kind of posts and I apologise for not offering any useful information in this post but this is really annoying!
I,ve just upgraded from 6.0 U3a to 6.5.0U1c and had to follow the exact same steps.
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I was able to get this working yesterday with 6.5a. I have not yet tried 6.5b.
Here is what I did:
To remove unwanted plug-ins from the available plug-in list:
I then stopped the VMWare-EAM service on the source appliance by doing the following:
1. SSH into the source appliance
2. Go into shell
3. issue a service-control --stop vmware-eam
I then re-ran the upgrade and was successful. Note that doing just one or the other of the above steps may have worked, but I have not tested it.