This article provides important documentation and upgrade information that must be reviewed before upgrading to vSphere 6.7.
- For TLS 1.2 support information in vSphere 6.7, see the Support for Transport Security Layer 1.2 section of the vCenter Server Upgrade guide.
- Using a TLSv1.0, TLSv1.1 and/or TLSv1.2 connection to your email server is not currently supported with the vCenter Server. vCenter Server uses plain text for email capabilities. For more information, see Support for SMTP authentication and STARTTLS in the vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 5.x and 6.x
These products are not compatible with vSphere 6.7 at this time:
- VMware NSX
- VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO)
- VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)
- VMware Horizon
Environments with these products should not be upgraded to vSphere 6.7 at this time. This article and the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes will be updated when a compatible release is available.
Before upgrading your environment to vSphere 6.7, review these critical articles to ensure a successful upgrade
- See the vSphere 6.7 GA Release Notes for information on unsupported CPU’s in vSphere 6.7.
- Devices deprecated and unsupported in ESXi 6.7
- Windows 2003 and XP are no longer supported
- VMware Performance Impact for CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754 (aka Spectre and Meltdown)
- Windows 7 and 2008 virtual machines lose network connectivity on VMware Tools 10.2.0
- It is not possible to upgrade directly from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.7.
Upgrades to vSphere 6.7 are only possible from vSphere 6.0 or vSphere 6.5. If you are currently running vSphere 5.5, you must first upgrade to either vSphere 6.0 or vSphere 6.5 before upgrading to vSphere 6.7.
For vCenter Server
- Update sequence for vSphere 6.7 and its compatible VMware products
- vCenter Server upgrade fails if it contains Host Profiles lower than version 6.0.0
- vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types
- Repoint vCenter Server to External Platform Services Controller in a Different Domain
- Best practices for upgrading to vCenter Server 6.7
For Distributed Virtual Switches
- FAQ: Discontinuation of third party vSwitch program
- “Source vCenter Server has instance(s) of non-VMware Distributed Virtual Switch” error upgrading to vCenter Server 6.7