Looking for a little feedback on my proposed upgrade path on some vcenter stuff that’s been sitting for quite a few years (2012ish).
I have 3x servers (R710) running ESXi 5.0.0, and a vcenter appliance running 5.0.0. * *vSphere Essentials License*
2 replacements (R740’s) have been procured, they are preinstalled with 6.7. from dell.
End goal is to have the 2 new servers running and keep one of the old ones doing some lower priority work and to build in some extra redundancy.
Plan A: Backup everything, install new gear, restore backups, update containers and reconfigure hosts and vcenter to match the old setup.
Plan B: Update vcenter to [6.0.0 U2](https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php#interop&2=&1=). Rolling updates of existing ESXi up to 6.0.0. Update Vcenter to 6.7, then migrate VM’s *with 60 day trial license* to roll in one replacement server at a time. (3 host max licensing)
Plan C: *Your better ideas go here.*
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