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Fcolau
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Connecting ESXi 6.5 to a Vcenter VCSA 6.0 u2 ?

Hi !

I thought I could connect an ESXi 6.5 to a 6.0 Vcenter, was I wrong ? I thought between major version it was possible ?


Each time I try I got an error in vsphere client :

"timeout waiting for vpxa to start"

and on the host in vpxa.log I got :

2016-11-24T15:49:06.036Z error vpxa[AD6DB70] [Originator@6876 sub=SoapAdapter] Unsupported version URIurn:vpxa3/6.0"

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rcporto
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To be able to manage vSphere ESXi 6.5 you will need your vCenter at version 6.5, see the interoperability matrix: VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes

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rcporto
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To be able to manage vSphere ESXi 6.5 you will need your vCenter at version 6.5, see the interoperability matrix: VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes

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Richardson Porto
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vCenter 6.0 U2 can not manage ESXi 6.5. However vCenter 6.5 can manage ESXI 6.0 U2. Same logic applies to ESXi/VC releases.

Also if VC is 6.0 GA and ESXI 6.0 U2, this works.


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Fcolau
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Guess I'll have to upgade my VCSA before upgrading my others ESX  xD

I usually update my VC before the ESX, but I received a new ESX so I wanted to gain time and install it in 6.5 instead of 6.0, my bad.

Thanks for the answers guys !

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rcporto
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Hi Fcolau

You're welcome and instead of mark question as "Assumed Answered", consider mark answers as Correct or Helpful, this way you will award points to people that help you solve your problem, encourage people continue replying to your question and help other members find the correct answers.

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Richardson Porto
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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi ,

In VMware environment , you can add / manage only host with lower version / same version of vCenter Server .

  • Older versions of vCenter Server cannot manage newer versions of ESXi. It is not forward compatible. For example ESXi 5.5 cannot be managed by vCenter server 5.0 or 5.1.
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EdgarCC
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Thank you very much for the contribution.

Greetings from Mexico

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