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Jeimy Lovera
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I have some doubts and I hope you can clarify them.

vccenter 6.5 can not be updated directly to version 6.7, why?
Would you have to migrate the entire configuration from 6.5 to 6.7, as in windows?

The maximum size of the datastore in vsphere 6.5 what is it? 4TB? or can the datastore be expanded to a larger size?

For Servers with SQL and Exchange, the best provisioning is Thick? Is it advisable?

The name naming of my VCSA is very long, I wanted to change it to a shorter name, obviously I would have to make a storage vmotion so that the files take the new name, but since it is my VCSA I have a little fear, when doing the storage vmotion, would the disks be affected? Is it advisable to do a storage vmotion to the VCSA?
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Do you have 6.5U2? 6.7U1 will provide an upgrade path - https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/08/under-the-hood-vsphere-6-7-update-1.html
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The maximum size of the datastore in vsphere 6.5 what is it? 4TB? or can the datastore be expanded to a larger size?

Max datastore size is 64TB.

SQL and Exchange - yes Thick.

The following whitepaper is the Best Practice Guide for SQL

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/solutions/sql-server-on-vmware-best-practices-guide.pdf

The name naming of my VCSA is very long, I wanted to change it to a shorter name, obviously I would have to make a storage vmotion so that the files take the new name, but since it is my VCSA I have a little fear, when doing the storage vmotion, would the disks be affected? Is it advisable to do a storage vmotion to the VCSA?

No issues here, change the name, make it shorted and vMotion away. - no issues.

As for your vCenter Server query, is this for Windows or VCSA ?

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good morning

Ok, so regarding the last question, can I do storage vmotion without any problem and my VCSA would not be affected?

additional disks of a sql database, should they be stored in the same datastore? or in several datastores?

I also wanted to validate because vmware recommended when creating the vm, in the compatibility option, select a previous compatibility to the last, for example instead of selecting ESX 6.5, select the 6.0.
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Ok, so regarding the last question, can I do storage vmotion without any problem and my VCSA would not be affected?

Yes.

additional disks of a sql database, should they be stored in the same datastore? or in several datastores?

if you have faster datastores, SQL DB will benefit.

I also wanted to validate because vmware recommended when creating the vm, in the compatibility option, select a previous compatibility to the last, for example instead of selecting ESX 6.5, select the 6.0.

Why ? We always use the latest VMware Virtual Machine version, e.g. 11.

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good afternoon

in cuentra andrew,

additional wanted to validate if ESX 6.5 u2 can be upgraded to esxi 6.7 u1? since I am validating the vmware interoperability matrix, and it indicates that the upgrade from esxi 6.5 u2 to esxi 6.7 can not be done.

Regarding the proactive HA, what is the difference with the HA that already came in previous versions of vmware.
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additional wanted to validate if ESX 6.5 u2 can be upgraded to esxi 6.7 u1? since I am validating the vmware interoperability matrix, and it indicates that the upgrade from esxi 6.5 u2 to esxi 6.7 can not be done.

Matrix is the bible, if it states cannot be done, it cannot be done, as yet...

see here

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/08/under-the-hood-vsphere-6-7-update-1.html

6.5 U2 to 6.7U1 later this year...

Regarding the proactive HA, what is the difference with the HA that already came in previous versions of vmware.

is was not Proactive!

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regarding the type of vlan trunk mode. what are your benefits on a virtualized platform?

difference between a partition MBR and GPT What is the best option in virtualized environments?
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Hi Jeimy

I understand this is your first question at Experts Exchange, but we expect an Asker, to ask a single question, and then select an answer.

Otherwise the initial question asked, does not make sense when ALL the other questions start going off topic.

I gave you the benefit of the doubt with the last question, but we are not starting to go Off topic.

Please select a solution for your first question Asked, and award points, and then post new questions, and myself or other experts will be glad to assist and answer.

Networking and vLANs and MBR/GPT partitions are two separate questions, and really need posting as such.
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@Jeimy - Does the Solution you have selected Answer all of your Questions, you posted in your first post ?

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