paradox
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Enthusiast

Remote upgrade of ESX 3.5 -> 4.1

Hi All,

Task:       I need to upgrade a remote host from 3.5 to 4.1 (classic).

Method:  I would like to use update manager (but not a firm requirement)

Issue:      I can't stage the ISO with VUM, only patches it seems.

Information:

I do have a copy of the ISO on site, is there a way I can manually stage it for VUM or manually perform the update using the ISO image?

The vCenter/VUM is on the other end of a Sat link.

Can anybody offer me some advice?  thanks all

Cheers

Daniel

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paradox
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Enthusiast

Ahh looks like http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1009440 will sort me out

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idle-jam
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Immortal

Great that you've found the guide for it and good luck with the upgrade.

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AndreTheGiant
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Immortal

IMHO I suggest to consider to migrate to ESXi 4.1, instead of try an upgrade to ESX 4.1

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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bulletprooffool
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Good luck with the upgrade - though I agree with Andre - Go ESXi 4.1

You're doing a major upgrade now . . .and you'll have to do another once ESX disappears . . you may as well kill 2 birds with one stone now?

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
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paradox
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I could not agree more, however it's not an option for me currently Smiley Sad

We have limited time for the upgrade and have locally installed components. 

While I have researched and understand how do perform the ESXi install using the alternatives to locally installed plugins I simply don't have the bandwidth(time budget) to do it.

Once ESX classic is gone it will be easier for me to push back and do this right.

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lowteck
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Enthusiast

Upgrade your vcenter and updatemanger 1st. (64bit OS and SQL)

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022104

low

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