We’re looking at upgrading from 6.5 to 7.0U3. Our protected environment is ESXi 6.5 and the DR site is ESXi 6.7. Both are running vSphere 6.5. I see that during the upgrade you have the option of upgrading the VRAs either manually, after the ZVM upgrade, or automatically during the upgrade. I was wondering which method is best practice.
Either method is supported and I’m not sure we have a best practice as such
There are pros for doing it each way
Manual – you can manually move recovery workload around to minimize impact of the VRA upgrading – this is more time consuming and more manual effort to complete.
Automatic – this will save you a lot of time and then Zerto will catch back up after each VRA has completed its upgrade
I Normally go with Automatic as its quicker and the maintenance window for Zerto is therefor overall lower
Thank you, Chris.