ESXi upgrade question

When upgrading ESXi hosts from 5.5 to 6.5, will all of my host configs (network, storage connectors, etc..)remain intact after the upgrade?  I did backup the host config using vSphere CLI but not sure if I will need to restore them.  Thanks for the help.

 

Dan M.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When upgrading ESXi hosts from 5.5 to 6.5, will all of my host configs (network, storage connectors, etc..)remain intact after the upgrade?  

Yes, if you select UPGRADE!

If you don't select UPGRADE, you'll end up with new ESXi hosts!

I did backup the host config using vSphere CLI but not sure if I will need to restore them.

It's unwise, and not supported to restore from different builds.... you can use force, but that forces a square peg into a round hole!

No need!
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danmoroAuthor Commented:
Ok thank you!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Np
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