Currently going through the VMware VCP6.5-DCV/6.7 course. I eventually want to go for the certification. Personally I run a ESXi 6.5 server that hosts several Windows Client & Server VMs. I want to setup a vCenter server to manage my ESXi instance. I know I can get a trial version setup (though depending on the price I may just buy a license). My question is can I get a vCenter 7.x license to manage an ESXi 6.5 host? I eventually plan to upgrade the ESXi server but first have to get new hardware to support a newer version.
Which version of vCenter to run?
I hope all is well. Great question !!! The short answer is
You can use vCenter 7.0 to manage vSphere a mixture of vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 7.0 hosts, in a cluster or singularly.
You can read more about it here:
CANNOTuse vCenter 7.0 to manage vSphere 6.0 hosts.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Good Luck !!!