Hi All,

Today we will discuss how to upgrade a vSphere Distributed switch 5.5 to 6.0.

The upgrade of a distributed switch is a non disruptive operation, that is, the hosts and virtual machines attached to the switch do not experience any downtime.

Before proceeding the upgradation for best practice I am going to export my vDS 5.5 configuration files.

Right click on vDS 5.5, go to settings and select Export Configuration…

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Select “Distributed switch and all port groups” option, Click OK.

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Once the configuration file exported, Select “Yes” to save in your local desktop.

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In the below screenshot, current vDS version is 5.5.0 I am going to upgrade to 6.0.0

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Right click on vDS 5.5 and navigate to upgrade, Select “Upgrade Distributed Switch” option.

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Click “Next” to continue:-

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Check host comparability and click “Next”

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” Once upgraded the distributed switch cannot be downgraded to a previous distributed version. You will not be able to add older VMware ESX Server members that are not compatible with the new distributed switch”

Click on “Finish” button.

 

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Verify vDS is upgraded to 6.0.0

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Written by Sujith Surendran

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