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WHat is an easy way to upgrade to ESX 4.1, also while migrating this to a new physical server?
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Easiest thing to do is just do a complete reinstall. Just document your host configs, then install from fresh...

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okay, would this affect the hosts or VM's, i'm guessing it would just affect the overall management?
The host and posssibly the VMs. If your VMs are on a SAN, simply disconnect the SAN from your host to mitigate the potential of overwriting your VMFS volume (datastore). If your VMs are local, just migrate them (vCenter Converter Standalone, Veeam FastSCP, WinSCP, or Datastore Browser works) off, do the upgrade, then migrate them back.
so would have to shut down the entire system and all the vm's?  

what about just doing the upgrade to 4.1, would this be less of an outage?
use update manager in vcenter server to update to esx4.1
you would still need to shutdown the vm's I think
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okay, thanks.  Also, how about updating the management server and database to 4.1?
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Okay, thanks for the info.  When I do the VCenter server, will this cause any issues, I'm guessing it will just affect the Management or will I need to shut down all the VM's?
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Also, would this affect licensing in any way from ver 4.0 to 4.1?
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okay, thanks, so the impact would be to: DRS and management.  The hosts, VM's and datastores would not be impacted.  Also, if I move it to a new server during the upgrade, will this still hold true?
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okay, thanks again!