VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 upgrade to VCSA 6.5

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In this video tutorial, I demonstrate how to upgrade your VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 to 6.5. This includes the embedded platform services controller within VCSA.

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VMware VCSA 6.5 Upgrade Notes

The upgrade is a 2 stage process that includes:

  1. Deploying the new VCSA 6.5 virtual appliance
  2. Copying the configuration from VCSA 6.0 to the new VCSA 6.5

Once the configuration has been copied, the existing VCSA is shut down and the new VCSA 6.5 takes on the same IP address.

VMware VCSA 6.5 Pre-Requisites

Ensure your VMware ESXi hosts are on version 5.5

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All other compatibility requirements please check the VMware Compatibility Matrix

The full VMware vSphere 6.5 Documentation can be found here

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Upgrade to VCSA 6.5