In place upgrade ESX 3.5 to VSphere 4 - 32 to 64 bit question


I am running ESX 3.5 (soft 32 bit) installed on 64 bit server ( I want to upgrade to VSphere4 can I do an inplace upgrade?

I know that Vsphere is only 64 bit. Would I be able to run an inplace upgrade in this scenario?
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Yes, you can do an in-place upgrade. VMware provides some pretty good Upgrade Resources (here's the Guide:, especially videos for upgrading to vSphere. I watched the videos last summer and they were quite helpful and easy to understand. (videos from Upgrade Resource URL here:

Let me know if you have any further questions.


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