vCenter build lower than ESXi after latest patches…

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Hi all,

 

Recently upgraded vCenter (appliance) to the latest being offered in the VAMI auto update (6.7.0.45000 – Released 20th August 2020).

Once complete I then started updating all my hosts with the latest Critical and Non-Critical patches from my update manager.

Completed the first cluster (2 hosts) and was surprised to see that the ESXi build number had incremented above the vCenter build number?

 

vSphere

Version: 6.7.0

Build: 16709110

 

ESXi

Version: 6.7.0

Build: 16713306

 

I’ve always been under the impression that the vCenter build number should always be kept above the ESXi build number…

Do I hold off completing my other three clusters (15 hosts) until a later release of vCenter appliance is released?

Any way of avoiding this in the future? (there was no way of knowing what build the host patches would push it to)

 

Thanks,

Robin.

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