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.
VMware VCSA 6.5 Upgrade Notes
The upgrade is a 2 stage process that includes:
- Deploying the new VCSA 6.5 virtual appliance
- 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
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