Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

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Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

Veeam Logoby deesloop » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:49 am

I'm moving from ESX5.5 to 6u3 shortly
I've done the VCentre which Veeam 9.5 disliked and I've been working on replicas and backups most of the week and weekend.

Are there any horrible caveats in doing this. Will Veeam take a dislike to this move also?
Any pointers?

Thank you
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Re: Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:45 am

Hi Darren, what do you mean by "disliked" here? Was it a completely new vCenter installation, where all the existing VMs were registered? In this case it is expected that they were treated as new ones by Veeam B&R. If you are going to perform an in-place upgrade of the hosts under this VC, this will not cause any negative consequences.
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Re: Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

Veeam Logoby deesloop » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:03 am

Indeed, I was migrating to a new VCentre and it wasn't painless
Thanks for the info on the ESXI hosts upgrade though, hoping this transition will be smoother.
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Re: Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:36 am

I recently upgraded from 5.5 to 6.5. I used VMware's migration tool to migrate my 5.5 vCenter appliance to 6.5 vCenter appliance, and while the migration tool leaved a few things to be desired, when it was finished everything was migrated properly. I then added in the new 6.5 host to it and simply vMotioned VMs from the 5.5 host to the 6.5 host and VBR had no issues continuing to backup the VMs. I haven't been through a 5.5 to 6.0 upgrade but I'd hope the process there would be similar.

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Re: Upgrading ESX 5.5->6

Veeam Logoby TrevorBell » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:07 am

Also worth mentioning 5.5 is rock solid compared to the bug fixes for 6.5 that have been released. Its good to upgrade and keep running with the pack but expect plenty of patches as indicated by Anton weekly update.. always seems to contain fix news atleast twice a month :)

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