Solved

can you manage vmware exsi 4 server with VMware vSphere Client 5.0 VMware vSphere Client ??

Posted on 2011-09-22
12
651 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi
I am installing vmware esxi 5.0 in to few servers
but i have one old server which has exsi 4.0  installed

will i be able to manager that old server with   VMware vSphere Client 5.0   ??


thanks for help
0
Comment
Question by:fosiul01
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • +1
12 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 255 total points
ID: 36581068
According the VMware's Compatibility Matrix here: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_compatibility_matrix.pdf, yes, you can.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 36581077
They haven't updated their matrix for v.5 yet, but according to the above for v.4.1...the 4.1 client can manage legacy hosts. (see pg. 2)
0
 
LVL 121

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 225 total points
ID: 36581099
YES, VMware vSphere Client 5.0  can manage ESX 4.0, ESX 4.1 Servers.

I'm currently using Build 469512 to manage ESXi 4.1 Servers and vCenter 4.1, it switches client internally!

  vSphere GUI Client vSphere GUI Client
0
Automating Your MSP Business

The road to profitability.
Delivering superior services is key to ensuring customer satisfaction and the consequent long-term relationships that enable MSPs to lock in predictable, recurring revenue. What's the best way to deliver superior service? One word: automation.

 
LVL 121
ID: 36581137
better screen shot of ESXi 5.0 Management and vSphere vCenter 4.1


client3.jpg
0
 
LVL 29

Author Comment

by:fosiul01
ID: 36581181
thanks .. thats make me so happy .....

i will try right now ..

jsut a quick one

in ESXI 5

there is any any cpu restriction is not it ??

example i can use 2 CPU which has 8 core each so 16 core
and i can allow those to any Virtual client

right ??

i am sorry for mixing up the question.. i though its just a quick one

please let me know
thanks
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 36581204
There are no CPU restrictions for the host, but for the VM, it is dependent on the cores you have in your host. So, if you wanna give a VM 2vCPUs, you have enough cores in your host to do so.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 36581207
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 36581226
yes, yes and yes you mean this also....

New GUI for Cores Selection and Virtual Sockets, any questions on this it's a new QUESTION!

 cores GUI
0
 
LVL 29

Author Comment

by:fosiul01
ID: 36581329
thanks buddy live saver

i was thinking of going with oracle VM...

tryed from last 2 weeks but now will have to start from beginning as that not that stable ..
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:Babcy
Babcy earned 20 total points
ID: 36581474
Yes You Can.............

You can access Lower Version Server with Higher version Client

But  you cannot access higher version server with lower version Client


Thanks
Pradeep
0
 
LVL 29

Author Comment

by:fosiul01
ID: 36581713
thanks perfect , its works just tested
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 36581724
No problem...btw, the compatibility matrix changed on VMware's site. It's now a 'tool' rather than a Guide.
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide/sim/interop_matrix.php

~coolsport00
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.  It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installat…
In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi hos…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question