Consolidating vcenters during a 5.5 to 6.5.2 upgrade


We are in the early stages of moving from 5.5 to 6.5.2. For the moment we are working with a test 6.5.2 environment.
Currently we have 3 sites on island with a very reliable fiber link connecting them. Each site as its own vcenter and we
use Zerto to move VMs between sites and for DR.

We are thinking now that we have VCHA available to us, would it be appropriate design to merge all 3 vcenters into one.
Each current 5.5 vcenter would then become an individual datacenter under the new 6.5.2 singular vcenter. We would then
use VCHA to replicate the new vcenter to the other 2 sites. We would then have vmotion options we never had before.

Are there any fallacies I am missing?

Bill CourtneyThe stupid vmware guyAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's a possibility you can use, if you have good connections and bandwidth between sites.
Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Of A minimum 30ms Max latency ?
Bill CourtneyThe stupid vmware guyAuthor Commented:
A ping between the site proposed to house new combined vcenter and the two sites which it would be replicated to are <1ms
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I do not see any issues.

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Bill CourtneyThe stupid vmware guyAuthor Commented:
Mahalo. Seems your word is the quasi-gospel here, so we will precede with that plan.

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