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Esxi 5.1 to 6.0

Hey guys, i have 1 host with ESXi 5.1 (1483097) and i just setup a new vm host running (6.0, 3620759)

I would like to setup vmotion and everything. First thing, do i need to update vCenter before moving to 6.0? I have it running on a linux VM.

Let me know.
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Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
To be able to manage an ESXi 6.0 host you will need a vCenter Server at version 6.0, so you if you have an old vCenter Server version you will need to upgrade to version 6.0. About vMotion, you have to check if both hosts are compatible, if not, you may need to enable EVC to make possible vMotion a VM from one host to another if hosts have different CPU (but form the same vendor - Intel or AMD).
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NOC123Author Commented:
Yes i need to upgrade the vcenter then first to 6.0

Yes both hosts are compatiabile for vmotion.

I will start with vcenter, just run the iSO for linux appliance?
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Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
You will need to deploy the new VCSA version 6 and import configuration from your old appliance, take a look at the official documentation: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-6A5C596D-103E-4024-9353-5569263EB427.html

If you want to see a good step by step with screen, see: http://www.settlersoman.com/how-to-upgrade-vcenter-appliance-5-1-or-5-5-to-vcsa-6-0/
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NOC123Author Commented:
Its actually not the appliance, it's just a linux VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please see my EE Article, it shows how you can deploy the appliance.


HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMWARE vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (VCSA 6.0)

You will need this to manage ESXi 6.0.
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Cobra25Commented:
Does this replace my Linux vm?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Sounds like to me, you already have the appliance (Linux VM), and you need to upgrade it.

see my EE Article

HOW TO: Upgrade from vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5 to 6.0
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Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
NOC123, do you have any additional question ?
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NOC123Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay

To use VMOTION, do we have both hosts and VCENTER all on 6.0?

Right now, 1 host is 6.0, vcenter and esx on 5.1
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Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
vCenter should be at the higher version (in your case, version 6.0) and your hosts can be version 6.x or 5.x that vMotion will works.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and anything older than 5.5 is no longer supported from TODAY! (24th August 2016).

End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1 (2145103)

So it's about time, you did something about anything older than 5.5.

Time for an upgrade to 6.0!
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NOC123Author Commented:
Got it; any risk to the production VM's by updating vcenter during business hours?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Got it; any risk to the production VM's by updating vcenter during business hours?

None, it just manages the Host and VMs.

Hosts host the VMs!
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NOC123Author Commented:
Andrew, im running the upgrade, following your steps.

Im on the 'Connect to Source Appliance' screen, and it says:

"vcenterserver FQDN vcenter.companyname.local does not match DNS servers "localhost.localdom," and ip address 192.168.1.123 from VC Certificate

"Examine the VC certificate and make sure it is valid and point to vCenterServer FQDN"
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct, your certificate needs to match.

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