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Upgrade VCSA 6.5 to 6.7

The last days VCSA 6.7.0a gets GA. In this post I want to show the upgrade from VCSA 6.5 U1 to VCSA 6.7.0 (not a). In my other post (Update VCSA 6.7) I’ve made the update from 6.7.0 to 6.7.0a.

First thing to know is, there is no support to upgrade from 6.5 U2 to 6.7.0! So, if you are planning to update your existing VCSA 6.5 to Update 2 you have to wait for the (maybe) VCSA 6.7 Update 1 to migrate to 6.7.

For example there is also no support from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 for vSphere 6.7 (www.veeam.com) Support will come with the next update.
(26thJun18 Veeam B& R 9.5 Update 3a is availiable)

VMware has made an KB article with important information before upgrade (kb.vmware.com)

Now lets start with the upgrade

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VMware NSX 6.4.1 – New Features

If you are a NSX customer one of the biggest show stopper for upgrading to vSphere 6.7 was that NSX 6.4.0 only was supported up to vSphere 6.5. Now with the availability of NSX 6.4.1 this is gone. But this is not the only good news. NSX 6.4.1 includes many new features.

 

Read more to find out whats new within HTML5 Client support, Identity Firewall and much more…

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vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1g released

This week VMware released the Update 1g for vCenter Server.

With this update VMware fixes two issues.

First it provides a part of the hypervisor-assisted guest mitigation (CVE-2017-5715) and second it fixes an issue with putting ESXi hosts into an empty EVC Cluster.

The full information about the vCenter updates can be found here: vCenter 6.5 Update 1fg

Version: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1g (6.5.0.15000)
Build: 8024368

How to update the VCSA can be found here: Update VCSA 6.5

Deploy NSX Controller VMs

The NSX Controllers are the central control point in your NSX environment. They build the control plane for all logical switches in the environment.

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Create NSX IP Pool

You can create IP Pools in NSX to use for example the NSX Controller VMs or to create a static pool for a VXLAN.

In this example I create an IP Pool to use for NSX Controller deployment.

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