2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2018 12:07 AM by Daniel_Georgiev

    upgrading SRM 5.8.1

    rgcda Enthusiast

      I'm upgrading our vCenter environment from 5.5 U3b to 6.5 U2.  You can't upgrade SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.5.1, but can upgrade to 6.1.2.  Is it possible to do a multi step upgrade of SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.1.2 to 6.5.1?  So I upgrade the protected site vCenter from 5.5 U3b to 6.5 U2, then upgrade the protected SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.1.2 to 6.5.1, then the recovery vCenter from 5.5 U3b to 6.5 U2, then the recovery SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.1.2 to 6.5.1.  Would that be a feasible upgrade process for SRM or is that not supported.  I can't tell from the documentation I've looked at.

        • 1. Re: upgrading SRM 5.8.1
          SavkoorSuhas Expert
          vExpert

          Ideally in this case, they recommend to upgrade in this scheme:

           

          Production:

          > vCenter from 5.5 U3 TO 6.0 u3

          > SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.1.2

          > vCenter from 6.0 U3 to 6.5 U1

          > SRM from 6.1.2 to 6.5.1

           

          And then the same on the recovery site.

           

          If you jump vCenter to 6.5 directly, there might be issues while upgrade SRM from 5.8.1 to 6.1.2

           

          # Suhas

          • 2. Re: upgrading SRM 5.8.1
            Daniel_Georgiev Hot Shot
            VMware Employees

            Hi,

            direct upgrade of SRM 5.8.1 to 6.5 is Not Supported. You can check this in the KB: VMware Knowledge Base

            The products SRM and VC are in a lock-step for these versions or if you want to upgrade SRM to a certain version you have to check that the VC version is supported for this SRM. This is not valid for the latest SRM 8.1, that is compatible with vSphere 6.0. Update 3, vSphere 6.5, vSphere 6.5 Update 1, vSphere 6.7.

             

            Hope that this help,

            Daniel G.