10 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2018 9:13 AM by PenguinJeff

    Upgrading Windows vcenter 5.5 to vcenter appliance 6.7

    PenguinJeff Novice

      I don't see a direct route but I see I can go from 5.5 to 6.5 and I should be able to go from 6.5 to 6.7

      So I am trying to go from 5.5 to 6.5 and am running into an issue.

      I'm using the following guide.


      How to upgrade Windows vCenter 5.5 to the 6.5 Appliance - VirtuallyBoring


      When I try running the migration-assistant (and I do run as Administrator as indicated)  I keep getting the message:


      Check that VMware vCenter Server services are up and running, and that the entered credentials are valid.


      As far as I know all services are running. I checker in the service manager and all that should normally be running are. There are a few services that I do not normally run.

      Like Orchestrator Server and Configuration and Snapshot provider. All the rest of my VMware services are running. I even tried running all of these, with the same result.

      I verified that the firewall is disabled and I verified that the credentials let me into the web interface.

      Administrator@vsphere.local works with the password I am providing to the web interface.


      What other tests can I run to find where the issue is? Is there another method of upgrading. It is a semi simple environment I don't mind reorganizing my machines into folders. I just need them to continuously run as I migrate.