2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2017 5:07 AM by PatricNIX

    Install vSphere 6.5 with already formated VMFS datastores

    PatricNIX Novice



      I have a host with vSphere 5.1 and I need up upgrade to 6.5. This is a standard install and I need to upgrade to an HP custom install.

      When I tried to upgrade I got a message saying it couldn't determine what version is was on so it would have to do a clean install.


      My question is, are my datastores going to be formated if the drives are left in during the installation? Or can I just scan for new datastores when it's installed and it will find them as they where?




      vSphere is insatlled on a USB drive so the system isn't installed on a drive used for datastore.