Recently purchased new hardware (3 hosts with Essentials Plus licensing) manged by VCSA 6.5. My current cluster 5.5 (3 hosts with Essentials Plus licensing) managed my Windows based vCenter 5.5 with all by VMs, except the new VCSA.
I have shared storage sorted using FC SAN shared between both clusters.
I’m hoping to make the migration as seamless as possible, want to avoid VM downtime completely if possible. What issues if any will I run into if I take over management of the 5.5 hosts with VCSA (currently running in eval mode so no restrictions on 3 hosts yet) and vmotion them to the 6.5 hosts and remove old hosts when complete.
Anything to look out for? Anyone done something similar and have some advise/insight?
Edit: just remembered my 5.5 hosts using Essentials Plus licenses, so those won’t allow me to cluster with 6.5. Options?
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