For safe result, If I were you I'd backed up the database first if using SQL Server is quite simple only few clicks away.
and then i perform the inline backup as usual. That's all you need to backup, unless some one can add something that i missed ?
hope that helps.
Thanks for the quick answer.
But unfortunetly, when i mount the .iso file and launch the installer (for vcenter), it only propose me to uninstall my current version. There's no possibility of applying the new build.
There's no ignorance, there just only a lack of experience
I see the same. Used the 259021 image to update from 4.0 to 4.1. VIC shows 258902. Running the installer again only gives the uninstall option.
You can't do a direct upgrade. You need to uninstall the earlier vCenter instance and re-install the new version. It will allow you to connect to your existing database and keep all of your curretn data when you re-install.
I had support on the phone for another issue so I asked about this. The installer version on the ISO will probably not match your install version. There are multiple programs on the ISO and anytime a newer one gets put on and/or something like the autorun needs to be updated it will cause the version number on the ISO to increase. The 259021 installed will get you VI version 258902, so we're both set as is.