FYI: ESX 6.7 Compatibility
I upgraded my ESXi host from 6.5 to 6.7 today and everything works fine, no problems at all. I upgraded my pfSense lab VMs to the latest hardware compatibility ("ESXi 6.7 and later (VM version 14)"), and now can set the guest OS to Other/"FreeBSD 11 (64-bit)". When set that way, ESXi no longer complains about the tools version mismatching.
So as far as I can tell, it's been a very boring upgrade. My favorite kind.
Of course YMMV so be sure to take backups and be ready in case it doesn't go so smoothly for you.
Also FYI: ESXi 5.5 will be EOL this September and there is no direct path from 5.5 to 6.7. You'll need to make a stop at 6.0 or 6.5 along the way.
As usual, online upgrading via SSH using the imageprofile command examples from https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/ worked flawlessly.
KOM last edited by
Thanks for the tip.
I just did a scan yesterday with Update Manager and it didn't find this 6.7 release. Time to do some reading…
pfsensation last edited by
Awesome, great to hear that the pesky vmware tools message is going to disappear. I should be carrying out the upgrade soon after backing up my ESXi host.
It's quite interesting that Jim uses ESXi… Maybe that's why it's been so stable for me ::) ::) ::)