Just a quick question, ive just built a new vCenter Server 5 environment to migrate us into but need to leave the old v4 environment running to manage our Lab Manager installation, so my question is can i run these two vCenters in linked mode? So between our new main production v5 and the old v4 which will just have our lab manager environment left in it.
Unfortunately not. vCenter 5 does not support Linked Mode with previous versions.
Linked Mode groups that contain both vCenter Server 5.0 and earlier versions of vCenter Server are not supported. The vSphere Client does not function correctly with vCenter Servers in groups that have both version 5.0 and earlier versions of vCenter Server. Do not join a version 5.0 vCenter Server to earlier versions of vCenter Server, or an earlier version of vCenter Server to a version 5.0 vCenter Server. Upgrade any vCenter Server instance to version 5.0 before joining it to a version 5.0 vCenter Server.