We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

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

Medium Priority
229 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
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.

Thanks
Manoj
Comment
Watch Question

Are you using VMware Server or VMware ESX ?
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Commented:
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.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.