Upgrade from VMWare ESX 3.5 to ESXi 5.0
Posted on 2011-09-15
I have one 64bits hardware with VMWare ESX 3.5 installed with severall virtualized guests. They are stored in a local storage within the server.
I want to upgrade to ESXi 5.0.
- If I move or relocate the virtual machines to an extenal storage connected to the ESX by iSCSI, then do a fresh install of the ESXi 5.0 in the same server.... will I be able to import again the VMs to the local storage and use them without problems?
- If possible, can I move or relocate the ESX 3.5 VMs without VCenter? What's the best way to do it?