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VMware: Upgrade vCenter Server 5.5 to 6.0

Last week I upgraded VMware vCenter 5.5 server (based Windows 2012R2) at the company environment I work for, the upgrade was very simple.

Pre-install: Please check article “Minimum requirements for the VMware vCenter Server 6.x Appliance (2106572)

 
Installation process

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– Select: Install

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– Select: Next

 

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– Select: “I accept the terms of the license agreement” > Next

 

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– Fill in vCenter Single Sign-On password > Next

 

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Warning: You Microsoft SQL Express database will be migrated to VMware vPostgres. If you would like to continue using Microsoft SQL, see install/upgrade documentation about migrating to full SQL Server

 

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– Leave the ports to configure default > next

 

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  1. Duncan
    April 2nd, 2015  (Quote) at 22:43  (Quote) | #1

    Good article Sander, thank for sharing

  2. Odd Mathisen
    May 22nd, 2015  (Quote) at 12:07  (Quote) | #2

    Hi
    I wonder if anyone has taken full bakup of 5.5 sql express database, shut down the old vcenter server and then created a new 2012 datacenter server with vcenter 6, and imported the sql database to postgres database ? Any trouble, tips ?

  3. June 12th, 2015  (Quote) at 23:34  (Quote) | #3

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  4. June 13th, 2015  (Quote) at 23:07  (Quote) | #4

    Kazuko :

    Quality posts is the key to attract the viewers to pay a quick visit the site, that’s what
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    Thank you very much

  5. reza abdi
    October 10th, 2016  (Quote) at 08:38  (Quote) | #5

    Hi,
    I wanna upgrade vcenter 5.5 to 6.0. just i migrated sql server to vPostgres. but after migration vcenter services does not start.

    What should i do?????

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