Pmarsha1
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Upgrade from 3.5 to 4i

Having read the upgrade document i'm a little unsure on how to upgrade from ESX 3.5 to vSphere i

It look like I can use VCenter 4 update manager to perform an inplace upgrade but does this include the i option given I'm not currently running ESX 3.5i

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AntonVZhbankov
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You can not "upgrade" ESX to ESXi, no matter what versions. The only possible ways to upgrade are: ESX3.5 -> ESX 4.1, ESXi 3.5 -> ESXi 4.1.

If you want to move from ESX to ESXi then only clean installation is possible.


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MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4, VMware vExpert

http://blog.vadmin.ru

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Pmarsha1
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So if I have a 5 node cluster, can I upgrade one host from ESX 3.5 to 4i?

Will the cluster still work?

This will be a requirement of my Change Control.

The other 4 hosts would be upgraded in the following days / weeks.

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AntonVZhbankov
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>So if I have a 5 node cluster, can I upgrade one host from ESX 3.5 to 4i?

>Will the cluster still work?

Yes, ESX 3.5 and ESXi 4.1 can work together. But you have to upgrade vCenter first.


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MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4, VMware vExpert

http://blog.vadmin.ru

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
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