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VMWARE UPGRADE - 5.5  TO 6.5

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Upgrade VMWARE 5.5 to 6.5

I need to install 2019 Windows Server / Looks like upgrading the vm environment to get 2016 or later as an option.

I am assuming based on what I can tell it is a direct upgrade - ( 5.5 -> 6.5 )

Spin the cd - select upgrade - preserve the settings - ....

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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That is correct, but you'll need to upgrade to 6.0 first, and then 6.5 or 6.7.

Also check your hardware is supported for 6.5.

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I was thinking  I could go right to 6.5?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Sometimes you can sometimes you cannot....

It's better to get your platform onto 6.0!

and then 6.0 to 6.5.

Does not take much longer.... and you don't have to use ISO, which can make it even quicker!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18819/HOW-TO-Upgrade-VMware-ESXi-5-5-to-ESXi-6-0-in-5-easy-steps.html

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18839/HOW-TO-Upgrade-VMware-ESXi-5-5-to-VMware-ESXi-6-0-using-an-ISO-image.html

and the latest is 6.7!

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no probs going from 5.5. to 6.0  

6.00 to 6.5 / see attached.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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try the non iso method....

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Can you elaborate on the non-iso approach guarantee
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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in my articles above!

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Could give me a brief idea on what the issue is?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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incompatible driver (vib)
thanks