Top 10 Secrets to a Successful Upgrade (Webcast)

(Note: This entry is from a VMware webcast.  I pasted here for reference.)

Speakers:
Bo Busillo
Dan Richardson

Links (Handouts):
DB Migration Script \ Estimating vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 migration time (2146420)
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2146420

Example Upgrade Paths for vCenter Server version 5.5 to version 6.5
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-65/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-78B9F91E-36BE-4B76-B214-BF8229576C30.html

Example Upgrade Paths from vCenter Server version 6.0.x to version 6.5
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-65/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-572E74CE-3FB8-4E67-8C95-470D0B49A27A.html

Important info to know before Upgrading to 6.5
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147548

List of Recommended Topologies for VMware vSphere 6.0
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2108548

Migration tool (walk through)
https://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-6-5/vcenter-server-6-0-embedded-migration-to-appliance/1

Moving from a Deprecated to a Supported vCenter Server Deployment Topology Before Upgrade or Migration
https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-65/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-080CA000-4BD0-40F8-8324-DABB3A136390.html

Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/04/platform-services-controller-topology-decision-tree.html

Proactive SR
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2146880

Supported and Deprecated Topologies for VMware vSphere 6.5
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2147672

Supported Topologies
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2147672

Upgrade Sequence
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2147289

vCenter Server 6 Deployment Topologies and High Availability
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2015/03/vcenter-server-6-topology-ha.html

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment Guide
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vcenter-server6-deployment-guide-white-paper.pdf

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vcenter-server6-availability-guide-white-paper.pdf

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 High Availability Performance and Best Practices
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vcha65-perf.pdf

VMware vSphere 6.5 Documentation
https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-65/index.jsp

VMware vSphere Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2015/10/reconfiguring-and-repointing-deployment-models-in-vcenter-server-6-0-update-1.html

vSphere Datacenter Design – vCenter Architecture Changes in vSphere 6.0 – Part 1
https://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2015/03/vsphere-datacenter-design-vcenter-architecture-changes-vsphere-6-0-part-1.html

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