Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 2

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In the previous post we discuss the upgrade process for the vCenter appliance, in this post we will continue to update the lab to vsphere6.5 by upgrading the hosts. This process can be fully automated via VUM but i will like to take the manual route. Step 1: The first step is to upload the host image to a datastore that the hosts have access to and then connect the iso as a CD to the host Step 2: boot from a the CD and choose the installer from the menu, if you do not get the installer screen, check your bios setting (you might need to change the boot order) Step 3: Click enter to start the installation Step 4: accept the license agreement Step 5 : choose the…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 4:Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x – Objective 4.2

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In this post we will continue covering the upgrade a vSphere deployment objective from the blueprint. The following are the blueprint objective: Compare the methods of upgrading vCenter Server Backup vCenter Server database, configuration and certificate datastore Determine correct order of steps to upgrade a vSphere implementation Given a scenario, determine the upgrade compatibility of an environment Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)   Compare the methods of upgrading vCenter Server: Depending on your previous version of your vSphere environment  you can decide which upgrade path to use. in vSphere upgrade document you will find all paths to upgrade: for example upgrade from vCenter 5.X with embedded services [caption id="attachment_620" align="aligncenter" width="977"] Source: VMwar vSphere Upgrade document[/caption]   or if you want to upgrade vCenter 5.X with external services: [caption id="attachment_623" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Source:…
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