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Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products (2147289)

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Caution: At this time current versions of VMware Integrated OpenStack and vRealize Infrastructure Navigator are not compatible with vSphere 6.5. Customers with these products are advised to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 when compatible versions become available.

VMware has made available certain releases to address critical issues and architectural changes for several products to allow for continued interoperability:
  • Platform Services Controller / Platform Services Controller Appliance (PSC)
  • vCloud Connector (vCC)
  • vCloud Usage Meter (UM)
  • vCloud Director (vCD) 
  • VMware App Volumes
  • VMware Horizon View
  • VMware NSX for vSphere (NSX Manager and Controller) 
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO)
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • VMware Workspace
  • vCenter Server / vCenter Server Appliance
  • vRealize Infrastructure Navigator (VIN)
  • vSphere Update Manager (VUM)
  • vRealize Automation Center (vRA)
  • vRealize Business for Cloud (vRB)
  • vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM)
  • vRealize Log Insight (vRLI)
  • vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)
  • vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs)
  • vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)
  • vSphere Big Data Extension (BDE)
  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 
  • vSphere Replication (VR)
  • vSphere ESXi 
  • vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
  • VMware Tools
  • VMware vSAN (vSAN)
  • NSX Edge 
  • NSX Logical Firewall (NSX LFw) 
  • NSX Guest Introspection and Data Security (NSX Guest IDS) 
This article only encompasses environments running vSphere and/or vCloud Suite 6.5 and VMware products compatible with vSphere 6.5.

In an environment with vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products, perform the update sequence described in the Supported Update Sequence table.

Notes

Resolution

This table describes the upgrade path in which the vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products must be updated:

Supported Update Sequence:

Use the scroll bar in the table to view the complete list.

PSC / SSO
External 

vRA

VCM

vRB

vCD

NSX
Manager

NSX
Controllers

View
Composer

View
Connection
Server

VDP

vCenter
Server

vRO

VR

VUM

vROPs

VIN

vCC

vRLI

BDE

SRM

ESXi

vSAN

VMware
Tools

NSX
Edge

NSX LFw

NSX
Guest
IDS

View
Agent /
Client

vRLI Agent
Seq. 1








2 2 2









3








4







5 5








6








7








8















9 9 9 9 9










10 10 10 10









11









12 12 12

























13 13 13 13
Note: If you need to update multiple products in your environment, start with updating the product with the lowest sequence number. After you update the product, update the product with the next sequence number. If a product is not present in your environment, update the subsequent product. If you need to update two products with the same sequence number, the order of update does not matter.

Before you update vCenter Server, disable vCenter Server from vCloud Director. Also ensure that you stop or disable other VMware services so that they do not communicate with vCenter Server during the update process.

Sample VMware product upgrade scenarios

Example 1

If you have the vCloud Director for Service Providers solution stack installed in your environment, this section will be updated once the compatible versions have been released.


Example 2

If you have SRM solution installed in your environment, the supported patch update sequence is:
  1. If applicable, upgrade the External vCenter Single Sign-On / Platform Services Controller instance (sequence step 1)
  2. Upgrade vCenter Server (sequence step 8)
  3. Upgrade vSphere Replication (sequence step 9)
  4. Upgrade vCenter Site Recovery Manager (sequence step 10)
  5. Upgrade ESXi (sequence step 11)
Example 3

If you have the vSphere Data Protection solution installed in your environment, the supported patch update sequence is:
  1. If applicable, upgrade the External vCenter Single Sign-On / Platform Services Controller instance (sequence step 1)
  2. Upgrade vSphere Data Protection (sequence step 7)
  3. Upgrade vCenter Server (sequence step 8)
  4. Upgrade ESXi (sequence step 11)
Example 4

If you have the vRealize Automation solution installed without NSX for vSphere in your environment, using vRealize Orchestrator with Platform Services Controller integration, the supported patch update sequence is:
  1. If applicable, upgrade the External vCenter Single Sign-On / Platform Services Controller instance (sequence step 1)
  2. Upgrade vRealize Automation Appliances and IaaS Components (sequence step 2)
  3. Upgrade vRealize Business (sequence step 2)
  4. Update vCenter Server (sequence step 8)
  5. Update vRealize Orchestrator (sequence step 9)
  6. Update ESXi (sequence step 11)
If you have the vRealize Automation solution installed without NSX for vSphere in your environment, using vRealize Orchestrator with VMware Identity Manager integration, the supported patch update sequence is:
  1. If applicable, upgrade the External vCenter Single Sign-On / Platform Services Controller instance (sequence step 1)
  2. Upgrade vRealize Automation Appliances and IaaS Components (sequence step 2)
  3. Upgrade vRealize Business (sequence step 2)
  4. Update vRealize Orchestrator
  5. Update vCenter Server (sequence step 8)
  6. Update ESXi (sequence step 11)

Example 5

If you have a NSX for vSphere virtual networking solution installed in your environment, this section will be updated once the compatible versions have been released.

Example 6

If you have a VMware Horizon View solution installed in your environment, the supported patch update sequence is:
  1. If applicable, upgrade the External vCenter Single Sign-On / Platform Services Controller instance (sequence step 1)
  2. Upgrade View Composer (sequence step 5)
  3. Upgrade View Connection Server(s) (sequence step 6)
  4. If applicable, upgrade View Security Server(s)
  5. Upgrade vCenter Server (sequence step 8)
  6. Upgrade ESXi (sequence step 11)
  7. Upgrade VMware Tools (sequence step 12)
  8. Upgrade Horizon Agent or View Agent (sequence step 13)

vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products

This table provides information about the current version of released VMware products and the recommended action required to patch to the next level. The table also provides reference links to release notes and update procedure documents.

vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products

Product

Latest Available Version

Recommended Action

Important Links

Platform Services Controller (PSC)

Note: External Deployment Only

6.0 Update 2

Upgrade to 6.5

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vRealize Automation

7.0.1

Upgrade to 7.2

Release Notes

Upgrade Procedure

vRealize Business for Cloud

7.0.1

Upgrade to 7.2

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM)

5.8.2

5.8.3

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vCloud Director for Service Providers (VCD)

8.0.1

No supported version available

N/A

VMware NSX for vSphere

6.2.4

No supported version available

N/A

Horizon View (View)

7.0.1

7.0.2

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vCenter Server / vCenter Server Appliance

6.0 Update 2

Upgrade to 6.5

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)

7.0.1

Upgrade to 7.2

Release Notes

Upgrade Procedure

Upgrade Procedure with vRA Integration

vSphere Replication (VR)

vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

VR Version - 6.1.1

SRM Version - 6.1.1

Upgrade to 6.5

VR Release Notes

SRM Release Notes

Upgrading VR

Upgrading SRM

vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs)
vROPs Version - 6.2.1
Update to 6.4

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vSphere Infrastructure Navigator (VIN)

5.8.7

No supported version available

N/A

vSphere Data Protection (VDP)

6.1.2

Upgrade to 6.1.3

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vSphere Update Manager

6.0 Update 2

Upgrade to 6.5.0

Release Notes

Update Procedure

vRealize Log Insight

3.6.0

Upgrade to 4.0

Release Notes

Upgrade Procedure

vSphere Big Data Extension

2.3

No supported version available

N/A

vCloud Connector

2.7

No supported version available

N/A

vSphere ESXi

6.0 Update 2

Upgrade to 6.5.0

Release Notes

Update Procedure

VMware Tools 10.0.12 Upgrade to 10.1.0 Release Notes

Update Procedure
VMware vSAN 6.2 Upgrade to 6.5 Release Notes

Update Procedure
vSphere Management Assistant 6.0.2 Upgrade to 6.5 Release Notes

Update Procedure

NSX Edge

6.2.4
No supported version available

N/A

NSX Logical Firewall

6.2.4

No supported version available

N/A

NSX Guest Introspection and Data Security


6.2.4

No supported version available

N/A

See Also

Update History

11/16/2016 -- Updated Table and List to remediate available solutions and release note inaccuracies. 11/17/2016 -- Added Horizon View to List and Table; Added vSAN to List and Table

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