3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2007 9:09 AM by moneill

    VC 2 installation/upgrade

    bovc Enthusiast

      Hi,

       

      I'm about to update our 4 ESX servers 2.5.3 to 3.0.1 and our VC ver. 1 to ver. 2 and have just a quick question I hope someone can help me with:

       

      Can I upgrade VC (with a new db though) to see if everything workes fine (licenses for ver. 2.5.3 and 3.0.1 etc.) and then uninstall it again if something is wrong, and make a fresh install of the old version and reconnect to the 2.5.3 servers without problems?

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Rasmus

        • 1. Re: VC 2 installation/upgrade
          ANSA Expert

          Yes you can.  Are you deleting the old database?

          • 2. Re: VC 2 installation/upgrade
            bovc Enthusiast

            Perfect thanks!

             

            Yeah, but I've made a backup I do this based on various recommendations from people in this forum.

             

            So you say I can do that (install, revert if necessary etc.) without problems. Can I also do it, without affection the ESX servers uptime? I can't afford to let them reboot or similar.

             

            Thanks,

            Rasmus

            • 3. Re: VC 2 installation/upgrade
              moneill Enthusiast

              Rasmus,

               

              Your VC server installation shouldn't affect your ESX hosts uptime. 

               

              The only thing that I've been caught out on was having some guests set to

              auto-start.  When running a service mgmt-vmware restart on one host in order

              to overcome some VC - ESX communication issues, I inadvertently re-booted

              some of my guests.  At the moment I've set auto-start off for all my guests

              until my migration is complete.

               

              Mike