11 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2019 6:31 AM by larstr

    Upgrading ESXi with local disk only - how do I avoid overwriting existing VMs?

    kb_sweden Novice

      Hello,

       

      I have this single, not-clustered ESXi 6.5-host, that I want to upgrade to 6.7U3.

      It has only local disks, with two local datastores, local_ds_system for the hypervisor-installation, and local_ds_data for the VMs.

       

      Questions:

      1. Can I safely update this host to 6.7, without risking overwriting the VMs located at local_ds_data, by using Update Manager and a downloaded ESXi image?

      2. Do I have to/do you recommend unmounting the local_ds_data datastore first, if possible?

      3. Or should I approach this in a different way?