As per compatibility matrix SQL 2014 SP2 is supported with vcenter 6.5U1.
SQL Server 2014 Standard (SP1)- 64-bit is supported with all VC versions. VMware Product Interoperability Matrices
You may want to stay with your current SQL version or upgrade your VC to 6.5U1 and upgrade your SQL server versio.
Or just think about migrating to vcenter appliance with embeded vpostgres database
Thanks for the reply
none of these are options. I find it incredible that 6.0 on windows is basically on fully supported on SQL 2012 as we stand today. just seems very backwards for a product VMware will support for many more years........