In this article I will show you how to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance running 6.5 to the target version of 6.7. I will upgrade an embedded deployment (as per vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types: all services bundled with the Platform Services Controller are deployed together with the vCenter Server services on the same virtual machine or physical server).
The upgrade procedure consists in two steps:
- Stage 1 – Deploy the OVA File of the new vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller
- Stage 2 – transfer the data and setup the newly deployed vCenter Server Appliance
In this article I will cover Stage 1 (deployment of a new vCSA 6.7). In a later article I will cover Stage 2 (data migration from the old 6.5 vCSA to the new 6.7 vCSA).