You can use the GUI installer to perform an interactive upgrade of a vCenter Server appliance 6.5 or 6.7 that uses an external Platform Services Controller instance to vCenter Server appliance 7.0. You must run the GUI upgrade from a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X computer that is in the same network as the appliance that you want to upgrade.
- The new vCenter Server appliance contains all Platform Services Controller services. It is no longer necessary nor possible to deploy and use an external Platform Services Controller, as all Platform Services Controller services are consolidated into vCenter Server. To learn more about this change to vCenter Server, see Removal of Platform Services Controller.
- See Prerequisites for Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance.
- See Required Information for Upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or 6.7.