Upgrade vCenter from 6.0 to 6.7U2

By | September 25, 2019

Here’s a guide on how to upgrade your vCenter to version 6.7 Update 2


Before you start the upgrade it is recommended that you assess the following:

Upgrade VCSA

Download the .iso from my.vmware.com and in my case, coming from a Windows based vCenter, I mounted the .iso as a drive on the Windows vCenter Server.

From within the .iso drive, copy the “migration-assistant” folder to the Windows vCenter Server (locally), make sure you do this on the vCenter Server where the PSC role is active.

Upgrade Process

Within the “migration-assistant” folder start the VMware-Migration-Assistent

On the vCenter Server start the vcsa-ui-installer

Stage 1 deploys the new appliance with temporary network settings this therefore has no impact on the existing vCenter Server. We are migrating from a WIndows based vCenter to the appliance so we select ” Migrate”

You are now presented with the Introduction screen, needless to say we choose Next

Accept the license agreement

Fill in the Windows vCenter that needs to be migrated together with the necessary credentials

Set the ESXi target host for the deployment of the appliance

Now Log in to the VAMI (webbased)

Log in to the vSphere Webclient

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