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KGoch
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Upgrade from U1 to U3?

Can I upgrade my hosts and Virtual Center Server straight from update 1 to update 3? Or do I need to install Update 2 in between?

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Troy_Clavell
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Yes, you can go straight from U1 to U3 with no problems. I just did a couple hosts yesterday and they are running great.

However, in my opinion your ESX hosts shouldn't be at higher build level than your vCenter.

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Jasemccarty
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You should be able to go from U1 to U3.

Also, remember, to always upgrade vCenter first...

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(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach

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Troy_Clavell
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Yes, you can go straight from U1 to U3 with no problems. I just did a couple hosts yesterday and they are running great.

However, in my opinion your ESX hosts shouldn't be at higher build level than your vCenter.

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KGoch
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Thanks for the answers guys. I was working with VM Support yesterday and they recommended upgrading, but forgot to ask this all important question.

They also gave me the fair warning about vCenter being upgraded first. I am waiting for that download to finish now. Then I will remediate the ESX hosts. I'll post back with the results.

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Troy_Clavell
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you're welcome

don't forget to leave points for helpful or correct answers

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KGoch
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Hijack my own thread. but I am going through the Install for vCenter. And backed up the SQl database and get this warning:

"The DSN points to an older version of database repository which requires upgrading. The upgrade is required and it will make the repository incompatible with older product versions."

I'm guessing the correct answer is "OK".

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Jasemccarty
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In short... Yes.

I'd recommend that you backup the database first though... Just to be safe.

Also, I personally wouldn't upgrade VC and ESX on the same day.

I'd upgrade VC, and then wait a couple days... See how things go, and then upgrade ESX.

Too many changes too quickly make troubleshooting very difficult.

Jase McCarty

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Co-Author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center

(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach

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KGoch
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Yep, first thing I did was backup both the VC and Update Manager databases.

Was doing VC today and if everything goes smoothly the ESX hosts on Thursday.

Thanks again!

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