Good Morning All,
I am in the process of planning my upgrade from Virtual Center 2.5 to 4.0. I am going to move from 1 server, to 2 linked servers in the next few weeks.
Server 1 Win 2003 (32bit) Existing Server
Server 2 Win 2008 (64-bit) NEW server
I know that I can't install 4.1 on the 32bit server and this will be upgraded in the next few months so I can move to 4.1 but the hardware won't support it at this time. First off, where can I find the vCenter Standard 4.0.1 installer? I have only seen the 4.1 installer available. Second, will it work to have these 2 servers with different OS's in linked mode in 4.0.1?
Second when I do the upgrade from 2.5 to 4.0 on the Windows 2003 server I will be using an existing database hosted on SQL 2000. I would like to do the upgrade in place, then migrate the database to another server running SQL 2005. Is this the way to go, or should I move the database to SQL 2005 first, then upgrade? Is there any documentation regarding moving the database?
Thanks for your help,
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Detach database, move to new SQL server, attach, create correct ODBC entry, upgrade pointing to the created ODBC entry, keep existing database