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Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 Update 1 (2131738)

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Purpose

This article provides information that are important before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 Update 1.

This article covers only the important information from vSphere 6.0 Update 1, with only a subset of information from vSphere 6.0. For customer seeking important upgrade information on vSphere 6.0, see Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 (2110293).

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Compatibility considerations

vSphere 6.0:

Upgrade and Patching considerations

Before upgrading your environment to vSphere 6.0 Update 1, review these critical Knowledge Base articles to ensure a successful upgrade.

For vCenter Server (Windows):
For vCenter Server Appliance:
For Horizon View 6:
For vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client:
For ESXi:

Database considerations

For customers who are using SQL Express and wish to upgrade to vCenter Server 6.0 while retaining their SQL database, see these articles:
Customers who forgot migrating their SQL Express to an external SQL Server are automatically migrated to VMware Postgres as the database management engine of their vCenter Server.

Important: If you need to uninstall vCenter Server with embedded VMware Postgres, see:

Backup and Restore Considerations

Backup/Restore for vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Appliance deployments that use an external Platform Services Controller:

Prior to implementing vSphere 6.0.x, review this article for important information on backup and restore for vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Appliance deployments that use an external Platform Services Controller:
Introduced in vSphere 6.0 Update 1, the Platform Services Controller now has additional functionality for backup and restore. For more information, see Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment in the vSphere Installation and Setup guide.

Managing Certificates

Starting with vSphere 6.0.x, the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) provisions vCenter Server components and ESXi hosts with certificates by default. Understanding the components and concepts of certificate management helps you make good decisions. For more information, see:

Introduced in vSphere 6.0 Update 1, the Platform Services Controller now has additional functionality for managing your certificates via the Platform Services Controller Web Interface. For more information, see Managing Certificates with the Platform Services Controller Web Interface in the vSphere Security guide.

See Also

Update History

- Added KB 2143943

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