AndreyGorokhov
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Upgrade from ESX to ESXi

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Hello everyone!

So my question is:

Is there are any way to easy upgrade from esx to esxi? or it will be reinstall in any case?

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dkfbp
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No way to upgrade. You need to reinstall the host. Document the host, reinstall it and configure it again 🙂

Best regards Frank Brix Pedersen blog: http://www.vfrank.org

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dkfbp
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No way to upgrade. You need to reinstall the host. Document the host, reinstall it and configure it again 🙂

Best regards Frank Brix Pedersen blog: http://www.vfrank.org
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ESXi is totally differnt from an OS point of view. The upgrade is not really an upgrade, rather a migration.

The plus side though is that if you are using ESXi on a USB key, you can remove the disks from the old ESX and use them as a roll back strategy if it all goes pear shaped.

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
AndreyGorokhov
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Thanks Smiley Happy

There is only one question left for me... why they call it an upgrade? Smiley Happy

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