dimple1234
Contributor
Contributor

Upgrading vCenter 5.0 Windows/MSSQL to vCenter Server 5.5

Hello,


We are currently running vCenter 5.0. under Windows/MSSQL (with ESXi 5.0 hypervisors).
We would like to upgrade to vCenter 5.5.

Is there any proper way of doing this upgrade ?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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raog
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I assume you took at the documentation..

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-55-upgrade...

Regards

Girish

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dimple1234
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I am looking for complete steps:-

Prerequisite before and after up gradation

Complete steps for up gradation ( Like sso, inventory services and data Base..etc.. )  

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raog
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Expert

All the topics you mentioned are present in the upgrade guide.

But for general guidelines:

1) Backup your DB.

2) install SSO->NGC->IS->VC in that order.

3) Upgrade your ESX hosts to 5.5

Regards

Girish

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vuzzini
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Just to add to Girish, you may install Update manager 5.5 or upgrade your Update manager 5.0 to 5.5 after upgrading your components in the order SSO->NGC->IS->VC and then utilize Update manger to upgrade the ESXi hosts.

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