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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

In which order would you upgrade first, firmware or ESXi ?

We have an environment with UCS blade firmware about 1 year old and ESXi at 5.1 Patch 6. Upgrading to Cisco Custom ESXi 5.1 Update 3. What order would you do first, firmware on the blades then ESXi or visa versa? Both should be OK but just wondering.

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Anjani_Kumar
Commander
Commander

i would suggest you to first upgrade the firmware of your host and after that go for the host version upgrade.

Please consider marking this answer "correct" or "helpful" if you found it useful. Anjani Kumar | VMware vExpert 2014-2015-2016 | Infrastructure Specialist Twitter : @anjaniyadav85 Website : http://www.Vmwareminds.com
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npadmani
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

It's more about making sure that your hardware firmware level are suitable with new upgrade that you are planning to do.

I would ideally begin by updating firmware first if current level is not suitable for upgraded version of ESXi

Please see following KB

VMware KB: Checking your firmware and BIOS levels to ensure compatibility with ESX/ESXi

Narendra Padmani VCIX6-DCV | VCIX7-CMA | VCI | TOGAF 9 Certified
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