You may want to think about using the vCenter Appliance, and not upgrade your Windows version!
see my EE Articles
HOW TO: Upgrade from vCenter Server 5.5 to 6.0 (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/VMware/A_18959.html)
The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…