VMware vCenter Server upgrade considerations

You cannot upgrade and migrate VMware vCenter Server 6.x on Windows to VMware vCenter Server 7.0 on Windows.

The following table provides upgrade scenarios:

Scenario VMware vSphere 6.x VMware vSphere 7.0
VMware vCSA with Embedded PSC VMware vCSA 6.x with:
  • Embedded PSC
  • Embedded database - vPostgres
  • Internal VUM
VMware vCSA 7.0 with:
  • Embedded PSC
  • Embedded database - vPostgres
  • Internal VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM)
VMware vCSA with External PSC

VMware vCSA 6.x with:

  • External PSC
  • Embedded database - vPostgres
  • Internal VUM

VMware vCSA 7.0 with:

  • Embedded PSC
  • Embedded database - vPostgres
  • Internal vLCM
  1. If there are multiple VMware vCenter Servers in the same domain, complete upgrade steps on each VMware vCenter Server.
  2. If upgrading the AMP-VX or AMP Central components, first upgrade the management VMware vCSA and then upgrade all production VMware VCSAs.
If deploying, upgrading, migrating, or restoring to VMware vCSA 7.0 release fails, see Troubleshooting a vSphere Upgrade.