You can migrate a vCenter Server for Windows instance to a vCenter Server 7.0 instance.

You can migrate a vCenter Server for Windows version 6.5 or 6.7 to a vCenter Server 7.0 appliance.

The vCenter Server example migration paths demonstrate supported migration outcomes.

You can migrate a vCenter Server 6.5 or 6.7 instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller to a 7.0. In this case the software migrates the vCenter Server instance and the embedded Platform Services Controller instance at the same time.

Figure 1. vCenter Server 6.5 or 6.7 with Embedded Platform Services Controller Installation Before and After Migration
Server 6.5 or 6.7 with Embedded Platform Services Controller Installation Before and After Migration
Figure 2. vCenter Server 6.5 or 6.7 with External Platform Services Controller Installation Before and After Migration
Server 6.5 or 6.7 with External Platform Services Controller Installation Before and After Migration

You can migrate a vCenter Server 6.5 or 6.7 instance with an external Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server 7.0 instance.