MrBigFeathas
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Can you VMotion between ESXi 4 host and ESXi 4 Update 1 host?

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I have a 2 node VMotion, HA cluster. Identical machines running ESXi 4. I want to use update manager to patch them to update 1. If I VMotion all my VMs onto one host, then update the other on its own will I be able to VMotion the VMs onto the updated host from the not yet updated host? Then Update the second host.

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weinstein5
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There is no problem in doing what you describe - it is supported -

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weinstein5
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There is no problem in doing what you describe - it is supported -

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karavinds1
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Yes it is possible. However we need to ensure the vmtools are updated after the patch is installed. Otherwise the VMs would start misbehaving.

Regards,

Aravind K

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depping
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it's supported indeed and I guess everyone does this when upgrading/updating their environment.

Duncan

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HMUSA
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Excellent question.  I was about to ask the same myself.  Good to know.  Great forum.

thx

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