VMware SRM 6.5 Upgrade Part 1 – VMware vCenter Server 6.5

In this post we will see how to upgrade VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.5 to 6.5, the following is the detial of each component in each site.

Production and Remote Site
1 x VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2
1 x VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1
1 x VMware vSphere Replication 6.1
3 x VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 3

There is the upgrade sequence of VMware SRM 6.5 for the above vSphere environment
1. VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U2 to 6.5
2. VMware vSphere Replication 6.1 to 6.5
3. VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 to 6.5
4. VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 3 to 6.5

NOTE: For detail of supported upgrade sequence of VMware products, you can reference VMware KB “Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products

We can follow up my previous post to upgrade vCenter 6.0 to 6.5 by vCenter installation ISO for reference.

Below are the high level steps required for upgrading Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.5:

  • Upgrade all components of vCenter Server on the protected site.
  • Upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance on the protected site.
  • Upgrade the VMware Site Recovery Manager on the protected site.
  • Upgrade all components of vCenter Server on the recovery site.
  • Upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance on the recovery site.
  • Upgrade the VMware Site Recovery Manager on the recovery site.
  • Upgrade the ESXi host on the recovery site.
  • Upgrade the ESXi host on the protected site.
  • Upgrade VMware Tools for the replicated VMs.

Part 2 – VMware vSphere Replication 6.5 Upgrade

Part 3 – VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5 Upgrade

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