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Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6 with embedded PSC to vCSA 6.5 with external PSC

Continuing with the upgrade-migration scenarios to vCSA #migrate2vcsa FTW! 😎 , this blog post will concentrate on migrating from Windows vCenter Server 6 with embedded PSC to vCSA 6.5 with external PSC.  The procedure steps are as follow. Migrate to vCSA 6.5 with external PSC Deploy a secondary PSC version 6 and join the existing SSO domain. Repoint the vCenter Server to the new PSC. Migrate PSC to version 6.5. Migrate Windows vCenter Server to vCenter […]

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How to upgrade Site Recovery Manager 6 to version 6.1

The Site Recovery Manager 6.1 has been released for a while now so it is a good time to have a look at the upgrade process from version 6.0. Before you jump into the upgrade process, have a quick look at what’s new in Site Recovery Manager 6.1 in one of my previous posts. As in previous releases, you can upgrade an existing vCenter Site Recovery Manager installation and the upgrade process will preserve existing […]

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How to upgrade Site Recovery Manager 5.8 to version 6.0

The Site Recovery Manager 6.0 has been released for a while now so it is a good time to have a look at the upgrade process since the original release build also received a patch in April 2015. Before we jump into the upgrade process, let’s have a quick look at what’s new in Site Recovery Manager 6.0. Support for VMware vSphere 6.0, including integration with shared infrastructure components such as Platform Services Controller and […]

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How to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0

A quick blog post on how to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0. You need to perform this step if you using the vSphere Replication in you Site Recovery Manager deployment. This step is mandatory according to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix if you want to upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.0. Before you begin, make sure you have read the following: VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 Release Notes VMware vSphere Replication Administration guide (chapter […]

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How to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 to version 6.0

The latest version of VMware vSphere ships with a new version of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). Let’s have a quick look on how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 to version 6.0. As always, before you begin, make sure you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide (chapter 5: Upgrading and patching the vCenter Server Appliance). Also, before you can proceed with the upgrade, you must install the VMware Client integration plug-in from the […]

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How to upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 – Part 2

In the previous part of the upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 mini-series, we upgraded the vCenter Server, vSphere Client and the Update Manager. In this article we will proceed with the upgrade process of the remaining vSphere 6 components. Upgrade ESXi hosts Just like in the previous version of vSphere, there a several different methods for upgrading your ESXi hosts. This includes: vSphere Update Manager Interactive Upgrade using the ESXi installer ISO or USB […]

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How to upgrade vSphere 5.5 to version 6.0 – Part 1

The latest release of VMware vSphere (version 6.0) has been generally available for a while now so it is time to look how to upgrade vSphere 5.5 environment to version 6.0. Before you begin, make sure that you read the vSphere 6 upgrade guide, the vSphere 6 release notes, the Hardware and Guest OS Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix from VMware before you start the upgrade process. Also, make sure your environment meets […]

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Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8

Some time ago VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 at VMworld U.S. which I covered in my previous blog post. Now that the binaries are available, let’s have a look on how to upgrade vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8. Before you begin make sure you read and check the following: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Release Notes Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration Guide (especially chapter 6 – Upgrading Site Recovery […]