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Virtual hardware upgrade to 09 (ESXi 5.1) from 4 (ESX 3.5)?

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Hi guys

Somebody made an upgrade form Virtual hardware from VMs with 4 version, to 9??

Is there issues? i have to upgrade 9 VM win2003 , 1 vm win2000 and 1 vm with windows Net, somebody knows if there are issues?Wich is the process to do it?

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Evening,

Here is the process:

1. Shutdown the VM

2. Snapshot the VM

3. Upgrade to Hardware

4. Start up vm

5. Verify functionality of application

6. Delete Snapshot

If you run into issues a rollback to snapshot will change back the version.  I know that 2003 will be fine with this upgrade the others I have not personally done to version 9.   Either way with the process above you should be ok with a little downtime.

Thanks,

J

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143

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Evening,

Here is the process:

1. Shutdown the VM

2. Snapshot the VM

3. Upgrade to Hardware

4. Start up vm

5. Verify functionality of application

6. Delete Snapshot

If you run into issues a rollback to snapshot will change back the version.  I know that 2003 will be fine with this upgrade the others I have not personally done to version 9.   Either way with the process above you should be ok with a little downtime.

Thanks,

J

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143

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rvega_capa4
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Hi, thanks, do you know wath about Windows 2000 and Windows NT?

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Sorry I have not used those since hardware version 7 days.   They upgraded to 7 ok... If you snapshot there is no risk in trying.

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143