fabricesforzani
Contributor
Contributor

ESX 3.5 last update (patched by VUM) upgrade to esx 4.i

Hello

I have 1 vsphere server

and 24 hosts

my company decided to upgrade to esx 4.i not esx 4.0 with the cos.vmdk

Can I use update manager to upgrade esx 3.5 to esx 4i

i talk to a friend and he says that this is no upgrade path because esx 4i is a fresh install

so what will happend will all the previus settings ??

tks

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Your friend is correct!

I'm not aware of a tool which is able to transfer the settings. However if you have "Enterprise Plus" licenses, you can use the "Host Profiles" or dVS for easier configuration of the remaining 23 hosts.

André

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yezdi
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

FYI, ESX to ESXi or vice versa are not supported upgrade paths. There are no tools available as of now to achieve this inplace(standalone) upgrade scenario.

But, if you have multiple hosts and shared storage, you can upgrade your VI 3.5 infrastructure to vSphere 4.0 without down time. Please refer vSphere Upgrade guide for more information.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_upgrade_guide.pdf

:+: VCP3, VCP4, RHCE, EMCPA.

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jkumhar75
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Hi,

Yes, There are no tools available which will help to upgrade ESX 3.5 to ESX 4i.You can get VUM to carry out the upgrade to ESX 4 with all your settings preserved.

Jay

MCSE,VCP 310,VCP 410

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