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  • 1.  Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Posted Oct 15, 2021 04:48 PM
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    I'm getting conflicting information from other posts and from the KB.

     

    Thank you



  • 2.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Posted Oct 15, 2021 07:06 PM

    No, because its not supportet. There is also a KB about this.

    Regards,
    Joerg



  • 3.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Posted Oct 15, 2021 07:35 PM

    Thanks, I appreciate the answer.

    The KB is here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1010675

    I hope the option is no longer available in 6.7 and beyond.



  • 4.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 16, 2021 01:45 AM

    Upgrading the virtual hardware version on the vCSA is not supported. Same goes with VMware Tools version even for vCSA.
    https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1010675



  • 5.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Posted Oct 18, 2021 01:29 PM

    Thanks AJ. I wonder why the UI is not designed to prevent that. In any case, what would be the correct procedure to update the VCSA hardware then?



  • 6.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?
    Best Answer

    Posted Oct 18, 2021 04:02 PM

    >>> I wonder why the UI is not designed to prevent that.
    It's basically the same for any virtual appliance from any vendor. So even if VMware would protect its own appliances, there would still be a way to upgrade (and possibly destroy) others. Only do such upgrades if recommended by the vendors.

    >>> In any case, what would be the correct procedure to update the VCSA hardware then?
    Don't manually upgrade the virtual hardware!
    Installing or upgrading a vCSA is done by deploying a new virtual appliance (and migrating the settings in case of an upgrade). This way the new appliance will be configured with the required hardware version.

    André



  • 7.  RE: Is it safe to upgrade VCSA Hardware to match host?

    Posted Oct 18, 2021 05:00 PM

    Thank you André. That makes sense, I'll look in that direction.