6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2018 11:09 AM by a.p.

    Migration of ESXi 5.5 VM's to ESXi 6.7 on a different datastore.

    dablumberg Lurker

      We need to decommission our ESXi 5.5 environment (host runs on physical server and vm's resides on iscsi datastore) and migrate to a new server running ESXi 6.7 and wanted to know best practice for moving the virtual machines over to the new server?  


      Current Environment:

      VCenter 5.5

      2 ESXi 5.5 hosts

      2 Datacenters (4 vm's on each machine)


      New Environment

      VCSA 6.7

      2 ESXi 6.7 Hosts on two new physical servers with identical specs (different cpu architecture from current environment)


      I would like to move the vm's from the current environment to the new environment and can bring them all down to a powered off state before migration.


      Is there a best practice for this move and what would be your recommendation?  Thank you