Tag: Update Manager
The following upgrade process will explain you the step by step procedure to upgrade ESXi hosts from 5.5 to 6.5 using update manager:
- Download the ESXi 6.5 ISO image from myvmware.com/softwares/downloads
- Before upgrading ESXi hosts, complete the vCenter upgrade and check the compatibility of the hardware from “VMware Compatibility Guide”
- Based on the compatibility matrix, consider to upgrade hardware BIOS firmware, drivers, HBA, NICs and partner vendor’s software vibs or include them in the baseline from update manager.
- Check whether enough resources are available in the ESXi hosts part of the cluster to migrate virtual machines.