Sounds like we are doing some of the very same things. We are 100% boot from SAN also. We have not made the move to ESX 4 yet but I am planning to make the move before the year is out. I am trying to get more information from users on their ESX 4 experiance before I take the plunge. I would like to see and possible open up a dialog with you and see where you are in the ESX 4 process and also about the upgrade process that you mentioned. If your interested in sharing info please let me know.
I don't mind sharing at all. We are done upgrading actually. The gotcha we
ran into was that since we only used a 10 GB boot drive and used the entire
drive for the service console when I tried to upgrade it errored out that I
didn't have enough free space to upgrade. During the upgrade it creates a
virtual disk for a new service console but with no space it can't do it and
have a place to copy the upgrade files. We ended up having to reload all of
our boot from SAN boxes sadly.
Windows Server Support Team Lead
From: chriskoskodan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jonathon Fitch <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/2009 10:56 AM
A new message was posted in the thread "Upgrading to ESX 4":
Author : chriskoskodan