mltshi
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Best practise to upgrade Windows OS

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Hi All,

I'm looking at upgrading vSphere Essentials Plus 4.1 to 5.5 in the near future. The vCenter Server, and DB, is currently hosted on Windows 2003 Server OS on a physical server. I'll need to upgrade this server to Win2008 R2 before I can upgrade vCenter to 5.5. What is the preferred process for performing this upgrade task using the same physical server?

Thanks,

Andrew

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abhilashhb
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Here's a link that will help you with that.

Upgrading vCenter Server's Operating System - Punching Clouds

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john23
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You have to upgrade in this sequence:

- Upgrade host operating system of virtual center.

- Upgrade DB (if planning to upgrade)

- Upgrade VC, and check ODBC connectivity.

- Then upgrade the ESX.

you will find the best practices for vSphere upgrade.

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abhilashhb
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Here's a link that will help you with that.

Upgrading vCenter Server's Operating System - Punching Clouds

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful. Abhilash B | Blog : http://vpirate.in | Twitter : @abhilashhb | LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/ |

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mltshi
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Thanks for the feedback and the link guys. Looks like an in place upgrade, Win2003 -> Win2008 R2, is possible which is great news.

Thanks,


Andrew

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