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Move VM from ESXi 3.5 to Vsphere 4.0 (chang host & datastore)

I have a sever ESXi 3.5 with local storage to 1.6TB with 20 VM.

Now i want to proceed to implement a cluster with Storage in fiber channel. I whant to know if this procedure is correct :

Can I migrate the VM from the host ESXi 3.5 to the new Host Vsphere 4.0 connected to SAN in fiber channel?

Are compatible vm of ESXi3.5 to vspehere 4.0 ?

once migrated all the VM, i want format Host ESXi 3.5, install Vsphere 4.0 and put the two servers in HA.

ESXi 3.5 and the Host vsphere 4.0 must have the same processor ?

THANKS TOO MUCH.

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dquintana
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Hello,

You can move vms from 3.5 to 4, first, look that if you move vms to a datastore to othe, you need to use svmotion or take the vm powered off.

You can run 3.5 vms in a esx 4 without problems. Then if you want to take advantages of v4, you first need to upgrade de vmware tools, and the last step is to upgrade de virtual hardware in the vm.

Move all the vms to the v4, then reinstall the other server with esx4.

Check the vmotion compatibility matrix and evc cluster settings, you can mix intel cpus, but not mix between amd and intel.

hope you helpfull.

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dquintana
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Hello,

You can move vms from 3.5 to 4, first, look that if you move vms to a datastore to othe, you need to use svmotion or take the vm powered off.

You can run 3.5 vms in a esx 4 without problems. Then if you want to take advantages of v4, you first need to upgrade de vmware tools, and the last step is to upgrade de virtual hardware in the vm.

Move all the vms to the v4, then reinstall the other server with esx4.

Check the vmotion compatibility matrix and evc cluster settings, you can mix intel cpus, but not mix between amd and intel.

hope you helpfull.

regards

____________________________

Ing. Diego Quintana

VCP-VAC-VTSP-VSP

Wetcom Group

[http://feeds.feedburner.com/r/WetcomGroup/6/1]

Ing. Diego Quintana - VMware Communities Moderator - Co Founder & CEO at Wetcom Group - vEXPERT From 2010 to 2020- VCP, VSP, VTSP, VAC - Twitter: @daquintana - Blog: http://www.wetcom.com-blog & http://www.diegoquintana.net - Enjoy the vmware communities !!!

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have explained it very well.

You can install you fist esx4 host, after that install the vcenter as a vm.

Point the new server and the old esxi to vcenter, move the vms to your san storage.

You can also install a VUM and create basline to update the vmtools and the hardware of your vms.

At last install the second esx host (old esxi), put him in vcenter, create a cluster, and be happy!!

Good luck!!

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Picche
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hi,

now I'm ready for the migration but I have this problem:

ESXi 3.5 have AMD processor, the new cluster with SAN fiber channel has Intel processor.

I power off VM e migrate to Cluster with vmware 4.0, can i have problem at boot of VM ?

thanks too much.

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