Buddhi01
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Upgrade vsphere 4.1 to 5.1

hi guys,

i am going to upgrade vsphere 4.1 server to 5.1. but this is in the production environment. so i need to get advices before doing this. can i directly upgrade 4.1 to 5.1 without upgrading to 5.0? can anybody give the instructions on this? what are the challenges i will face when trying to do this?

thanks

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BilBens
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Hi,

The best practices is to follow the following steps

1. vCenter

2. vCenter Plugins

3. ESX(i) Hosts

4. VMware Guest Tools

5. Virtual Hardware of the guests.

For more information:

Methods of upgrading to ESXi 5.1  kb2032757

Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.1 best practices  kb2032756

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