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vShpere 5.1 to 6.5 U2

Post by tom__w » Nov 18, 2018 11:47 pm

Does Backup Replication 9.5 Update 3a support migrating VMs from 5.1 ESXi hosts to 6.5 U2 ESXi hosts?

If so, is there anything special I should know?

Many thanks!
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Re: vShpere 5.1 to 6.5 U2

Post by falkob » Nov 19, 2018 10:47 am

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a supports the following vSphere Infrastructures:
  • vSphere 6.x
  • vSphere 5.x
  • vSphere 4.1
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
I guess you are talking about Veeam Quick Migration. So in fact, if you migrate VM's from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 6.5 U2, this should work fine.
I did it several times from 5.5 to 6.5 and it just worked flawlessly.

Please be aware of the steps after such a migration, like VMware Tools and VMware Hardware Version etc.

Here are the prerequisites for Quick Migration:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

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Re: vShpere 5.1 to 6.5 U2

Post by foggy » Nov 19, 2018 6:32 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Tom, Falko is correct, you can use both Quick Migration or replication jobs to migrate between different vSphere versions (provided VM hardware version is supported by destination host).

However, keep in mind that currently support for 6.5U2 is limited. You can read more details here.

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Re: vShpere 5.1 to 6.5 U2

Post by tom__w » Nov 26, 2018 4:48 pm 3 people like this post

Just wanted to follow up and say that Quick Migration worked perfectly migrating 6 VMs (5.1 to 6.5U2).

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