5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 9:41 PM by gklopfer

    Upgrading vCenter from 5.0 to 5.5 Update 2e

    MariusRoma Hot Shot

      I need to upgrade my vSenter v. 5.0 to VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e.

      The vCenter is a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 10.50.1600.

      The VM is not member of Active Directory.

      • What should I consider before performing the update?
      • Where can I locate a detailed documentation of the upgrade process and a list of questions I'll have to answer?
      • During the update the ESXi hosts will go on working as well as the guest VM.
      • Should I try to power off as many VMs as I can?
      • Should I do anything at the SQL side?
      • Should I take a snapshot and/or make a (Veeam) backup of the vCenter VM in case anything goes wrong with the update?
      • Given something goes wrong during the update, can I just revert to the snapshot?
      • Is there anything else I can do to ensure a successfull update?