NWD1980
Contributor
Contributor

ESX 3.5 update 3

Hi everyone

Silly question really but need to check before I go ahead and upgrade, is it ok to have update 3 servers clustered with update 2 servers, i'm assuming it is

I have 3x ESX 3.5 update 2 boxes and need to upgrade to update 3 but want to do one at a time obviously..

cheers

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Selekta
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I don't work for VMware so can't comment officially but I am 99.999% sure you will be fine doing a staged upgrade of your ESX servers. The whole purpose of HA/DRS is uptime and redundancy so having all your VM's off-line while upgrading all ESX servers to Update 3 would not go down very well with customers. I have never had problems with staged upgrades in the past. Upgrading all of the ESX servers at once would be a bad idea in case there is an issue with the update which stops one or all of your VMs from running.

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dkfbp
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Expert

Hi,

That is no problem. Go for it. I have done it plenty of times.

Best regards

Frank Brix Pedersen

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jayolsen
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Expert

Just remember to update Virtual Center server first.

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