Each workflow is the recommended upgrade path while upgrading your vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.7 environment, that contains one or more host profiles with version 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7.
Upgrade Support Matrix
When you upgrade your vCenter Server from version 6.5 or 6.7 to version 7.0, you can keep your current ESXi host version and Host Profiles version. For other upgrade workflows, see the Upgrade Support Matrix.
Note: vCenter Server version 6.0 and ESXi 5.5 hosts are not supported in vCenter Server 7.0. You can use the Recommended Host Profiles Upgrade Workflows in the vSphere Host Profiles 6.7 guide as intermediate upgrade steps.
|Upgrade Workflow||vCenter Server||ESXi host||Host Profiles|
|earlier than 5.5 -> 6.0 / 6.5 -> 6.7||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade|
|5.5 -> 6.7||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade|
|6.0 -> 6.7||Requires an upgrade||An optional upgrade||An optional upgrade|
|6.5 -> 7.0||Requires an upgrade||An optional upgrade||An optional upgrade|
|6.7 -> 7.0||Requires an upgrade||An optional upgrade||An optional upgrade|
|earlier than 6.5 -> 6.5 / 6.7 -> 7.0||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade||Requires an upgrade|