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Hi, Is there any way to update VMWARE without affecting the virtual machines within it.

Posted on 2009-07-10
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Hi,

       I have a server running with VMware as the platform. is there a way of updating the VMware to a newer version without messing with the virtual machines thats installed within it.

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Manoj
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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Are you using VMware Server or VMware ESX ?
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ryder0707 earned 500 total points
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just backup all vms
install fresh vmware server/esx
then just reregister all vms
no need to worry to upgrade
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by:JT92677
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I think you have to shut down the virtual machines before changing the Vmware host software. As I recall, when I've tried this with machine in suspended mode (paused) it creates some problems.  Ryder's suggestions look good as long as you're not trying to update Vmware and restarting a suspended VM.
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