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stoneheaver
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Upgrading 2 ESX host servers from 3.0.2 to 3.5

I don't know if this client messed up or not...They accidently upgraded one of the two ESX hosts to 3.5 , before updating the Virtual Center Server. In this case only one server was upgraded and the one ESX host holding all the VMs and Virtual Center Server has not been upgraded. Can I still upgrade the Virtual Center Server without any issues, then upgrade the last ESX host to 3.5? Alos the License server is also a VM.

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Yattong
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It doesnt seem like a problem that cant be fixed, even though they havent followed the upgrade path to the letter.

The new ESX 3.5 wont be managed by the VC until you upgrade it to 2.5 and if I'm reading it correctly, you dont have any vm's running on that ESX box.

Follow the upgrade path / release notes to upgrade the VC. ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/

You should then be able to manage both ESX boxes under the same VC.

When you're ready, upgrade the remaining ESX box.

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Yattong
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It doesnt seem like a problem that cant be fixed, even though they havent followed the upgrade path to the letter.

The new ESX 3.5 wont be managed by the VC until you upgrade it to 2.5 and if I'm reading it correctly, you dont have any vm's running on that ESX box.

Follow the upgrade path / release notes to upgrade the VC. ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/

You should then be able to manage both ESX boxes under the same VC.

When you're ready, upgrade the remaining ESX box.

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depping
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yes you can and you should asap to have a decent management tool in place. they can do so without any problems normally, maybe taking a VCB image of the VirtualCenter VM before they start isn't a bad a idea.

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