vSphere 6.x Upgrade References

I’m about to go through a vSphere 5.5 to 6.5 update 1 upgrade and in order for me to be organized I’m  going to put all the document and KB articles I’ll be using for quick reference in this post.

The specific upgrade I’m going to be performing is a vCenter 5.5 running on a Windows Server to a 6.5 VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance with embedded Platform Services Controller).

Let’s start…

VMware Compatibility Guide – Is the hardware compatible?

VMware Product Interop Matrices – Is VMware solutions/versions compatible with each other?

Update Sequence for vSphere 6.5 – In what order do I need to upgrade my solutions/components?

vCenter Server 6.5 Migration WalkthroughWhat’s the migration process?

Upgrade Sequence from/to  vSphere 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 

Upgrade Sequence for vSphere 5.5 

Upgrade Sequence for vSphere 6.0

Update Sequence for vSphere 6.5


vCenter Server Topology Considerations

vCenter Server and Platform Services 6.5 Architecture

vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types



This will continue as the upgrade rolls on…





Questions / Comments?