DLINH747
Contributor
Contributor

ESXi hosts Tech refresh

Hello all,

My company is looking to do tech refresh on all our current ESXi hosts ( total 22 hosts). My question is what is the best way to do this?

Stand up all new ESXi hosts and add them to existing vCenter and migrate all VMS over? what if we like to keep the same hostname and IP for the hosts?

Any suggestion would be appreciate.

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daphnissov
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Immortal

Stand up all new ESXi hosts and add them to existing vCenter and migrate all VMS over?

This is a common approach.

what if we like to keep the same hostname and IP for the hosts?

If you wanted to do that with separate hardware, you'd have to remove the existing host from vCenter and rebuild the new host with the same info.