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vSAN 6.6.1 Upgrade Considerations

This document describes upgrade considerations when upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1

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Introduction

vSAN 6.6.1 (6.6) Upgrade Overview

VMware vSAN 6.6.1 (6.6) On Disk Upgrade Considerations

VMware vSAN 6.6.1 (6.6) On Disk Format Upgrade Considerations and recommendations pertaining to upgrading to VMware vSAN 6.6.1

VMware vSAN 6.6.1 (6.6) Upgrade and Networking communications

vSAN 6.6.1 Upgrade Considerations for vSAN Networking This chapter discusses the effect of upgrading vSAN nodes and disk group software versions on vSAN Networking.

VMware vSAN On-Disk Format Conversion Process

Explanation on the possible workflows and vSAN cluster changes made during on-disk format conversion upgrade

VMware vSAN Witness Appliance Upgrade Considerations

This chapter discusses vSAN Witness appliance upgrade and recommendations for 2-Node and Stretch Cluster Topologies

VMware vSAN VUM Integration

This chapter will highlight the integration for vSAN 6.6.1 and vSphere Update Manager and how to streamline software upgrades for vSAN nodes

vSphere Upgrade Overview

This chapter gives a brief overview of existing upgrade guidance and vSphere software versions needed to reach vSAN 6.6.1 supported levels.

VMware vSAN 6.6.1 Upgrade Check list

Simple Check list before upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1

Appendix A: Upgrade Troubleshooting

In this section we will go through some common issues and troubleshooting approaches if issues are encountered during vSAN 6.6 and vSAN 6.6.1 upgrades

Appendix C: ESXi Upgrade Procedures Reference

The procedures outlined here are used as a general guidance and not specific to vSAN, but added for reference. vSphere documentation should be refereed to as the source of truth in all cases.

Appendix D: VMware vSAN On-disk Format Upgrade

Appendix D goes through vSAN on-disk format Version 3.0 to Version 5.0 upgrade workflow. This is a follow on from Sample procedure in Appendix C