VMvareUpgrade
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Enthusiast

Nothing comes after the Installation mode

Hi Guys,

I downloaded ESX 3.5 U4 from the vmware site.

I try to upgrade from version 3.01 to the version 3.5U4

I upgrade by the IBM DRAC mode. I bood the Host in the ISO and when I select graphic mode, have some first text and the I have a black screen.

Nothing comes. I unmont the file many time and I also rebooted the Host many times.

Does anyone has the response for this kind of issue?

Thanks

|The Best Guy

|MSc in IT, University of Evry

|MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix)

|Paris-France

|The Best Guy |MSc in IT, University of Evry |MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix) |Paris-France
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Troy_Clavell
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Immortal

have you tried the upgrade method from the command line? Also, 3.0.1 to 3.5.0U4 is a big leap, my preference would be to do a reinstall instead of an upgrade.

you could also have bad media

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VMvareUpgrade
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If iw ESXi 3.5, the installation start, I have all the graphic.

But with this one, I just have this black screen after the first test.

I'm gone died with this upgrade . I upgraded VC without any problems.

|The Best Guy

|MSc in IT, University of Evry

|MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix)

|Paris-France

|The Best Guy |MSc in IT, University of Evry |MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix) |Paris-France
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Troy_Clavell
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Immortal

You can't go from ESX 3.0.1 to ESXi, period. You will need to wipe your server and start over. If you are using classic ESX you can upgrade to classic, but not to ESXi.

if you are going from classic to classic, why not use Update Manager?

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wila
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Leadership

Troy is right on both accounts, however if you want to use update then use the zip method:

upgrade-from-esx3.0.x-3.5.0_Update_3-123630.zip

The file is available from the download location.

AFAIK, updating to Update3 is the biggest step you can take, after doing that you can then update to U4.



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VMvareUpgrade
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Here is the file that i downmloaded: esx-3.5.0_Update04-153875.iso

In the VMware documentation, the y say that we should be able to upgrade from 3.5 01 to 3.5 U4

|The Best Guy

|MSc in IT, University of Evry

|MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix)

|Paris-France

|The Best Guy |MSc in IT, University of Evry |MCSE(Microsoft), CCA(Citrix) |Paris-France
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wila
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Hi,

Yes from 3.5 to 3.5 U4, but not from 3.0.x to 3.5 U4

The 3.0.1 version predates 3.5



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Wil

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Visit the VMware developers wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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