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      • 15. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
        Jasemccarty Champion
        vExpertVMware Employees

         

        I have... 2 boxes.  Along with VC 2.5 Update 1.

         

         

        I haven't updated the plug-ins yet... The docs say to uninstall/reinstall the VMware Converter plug-in.  I'm still testing though.

         

         

        My 2 little HP D530's are begging for more RAM and a break.  LOL.

         

         

        Jase McCarty

        http://www.jasemccarty.com

         

         

        • 16. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
          jpoling Expert

           

          I did the VC 3.5 Update 1 upgrade today (from 2.0.x) and the ESX upgrades will happen next week. . .I don't have a lab, so it will be an upgraed of one of the hosts and see how it goes.  our hosts are all 3.0.x

           

           

          Jeff

           

           

          • 17. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
            RParker Guru

            The license server installation/upgrade must still be performed as a separate step at the very beginning.

             

             

             

             

             

            Well that certainly was uneventfull. I did a manual upgrade of the license server, I was informed that "a an upgrade will be performed" but I don't see any change in the product or build number, copyright is still 2006. Just FYI.

            • 18. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
              jasonboche Champion
              vExpert

              My lab hosts are currently being managed by the Lab Manager Server so I'm holding off on the ESX upgrades for a little while.

               

              rparker - you are a wild man with your production upgrades and I mean that in the friendliest of tones   Thank you for upgrading your license server even if no upgrade happened.  We'll both sleep better now.

               






              [i]Jason Boche[/i]

              [VMware Communities User Moderator|http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2444][/i]

              • 19. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                BenConrad Master

                I've got a question (I'm running ESX 3.0.1 and VC 2.0.1 patch...2 ):

                 

                VC Release notes say:

                "Upgrading or Migrating to VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 1

                 

                This release also supports upgrading from VirtualCenter 1.4.1, VirtualCenter 2.0.2 (including Update 1, Update 2 and Update 3), or VirtualCenter 2.5 to VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 1. Review the detailed upgrade and migration instructions and guidelines that are provided in the Upgrade Guide."

                 

                The upgrade guide that is linked in the above paragraph has a table (4-1) on page 50 that says

                 

                versions of VirtualCenter that are supported for upgrade:

                VMware VirtualCenter Version Upgrade Support to VirtualCenter 2.5

                  VirtualCenter 2.0.1 Yes

                  VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Yes

                 

                I'm not really sure if the guide I'm reading reflects VC 2.5 Update 1, thoughts?

                • 20. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                  RParker Guru

                   

                  Thanks.  My boss thinks I have vmware blood... since I spend so much time on the servers.  I got up early this AM to download the files (hoping that an earlier post proved they would be available today) and I was right.  I kept hitting 'refresh' until they were online, then I downloaded.  As soon as I came into work, first thing I did was VC, and then remediate my hosts...

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  The only depressing part, I have to wait 2 more months for another upgrade! ;(

                   

                   

                  • 21. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                    Jasemccarty Champion
                    VMware EmployeesvExpert

                    We've got a little thing called Change Control that prohibits us from doing that.

                     

                    Jase McCarty

                    http://www.jasemccarty.com

                    • 22. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                      RParker Guru

                       

                      > VMware VirtualCenter Version Upgrade Support to VirtualCenter 2.5

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      VC 2.5 implies ALL updates and patches for 2.5, including update 1.

                       

                       

                      • 23. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                        RParker Guru

                         

                        Yeah, we may get there, but for now there are only 2 VI admins... and since the other guy is on vacation, I thought I would leave him a little present.

                         

                         

                        I figure if I have to support them, and they break, I can fix them... I don't panic since the main cluster can vmotion the VM's.. the host is offline, so what's the worst that can happen a rebuild?  That takes all of 10 minutes including configuration, but so far so good.

                         

                         

                        • 24. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                          java_cat33 Master

                          What's being released in 2 more months? Update 2??

                          • 25. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                            RParker Guru

                             

                            > What's being released in 2 more months? Update 2??

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            well nothing official, just basing my guess on past history, they seem to release updates every 60 days or so.

                             

                             

                            • 26. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                              Jasemccarty Champion
                              vExpertVMware Employees

                               

                              Well, I'm the only VI guy here (for the most part).

                               

                               

                              We've got another guy that knows a little about it, and the Director is the one that set it up before I got here - he hasn't touched it in 3 years.

                               

                               

                              But our policies require Change Control approval before we can touch anything in production, or that could effect production.

                               

                               

                              After doing this for 15+ years on the civilian side, sometimes it is better to wait a few days.

                               

                               

                              Jase McCarty

                              http://www.jasemccarty.com

                               

                               

                              • 27. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                                RParker Guru

                                 

                                > After doing this for 15+ years on the civilian side, sometimes it is better to wait a few days.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Yeah I know -sigh- I just like to be up to date with the versions.  Besides, someone has to be the first to test it... I know VM Ware has beta testers and QA testers, and I am sure they tested it before making it official.... but 2 weeks ago, they let the cat out of the bag early and tipped us all off, and the build numbers were the same, so these builds have been ready for 3 weeks...

                                 

                                 

                                I am confident they can fix issues by then....

                                 

                                 

                                • 28. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                                  java_cat33 Master

                                   

                                  Well I just went to install the latest license server (current version was 10.8), and the new version is 11.0. The install ran with no problems however the build version for the license server is still 10.8. I've restarted the services etc which made no difference.

                                   

                                   

                                  Looks like you need to remove the license server and install the new one?

                                   

                                   

                                  • 29. Re: VI 3.5 Update 1 upgrade experiences
                                    Badsah Expert

                                     

                                    Hello, everyone, thank you for (once again) pointing out this sort of problem on the Downloads site.  I have logged a Critical ticket with the team that manages that area, and I also requested an investigation into possible process breakdowns.  I referenced seven discussion threads in Communities, supporting my request for the broader investigation.

                                     

                                     

                                    I apologize on behalf of VMware.

                                     

                                     

                                    Thank you.

                                     

                                     

                                    Badsah

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

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                                    Badsah Mukherji

                                    Senior Community Manager, VMware Communities

                                     

                                     

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