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

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
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fosiul01Asked:
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
According the VMware's Compatibility Matrix here: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_compatibility_matrix.pdf, yes, you can.

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coolsport00Commented:
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)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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!

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
better screen shot of ESXi 5.0 Management and vSphere vCenter 4.1


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fosiul01Author Commented:
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
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coolsport00Commented:
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.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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!

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fosiul01Author Commented:
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 ..
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BabcyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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
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fosiul01Author Commented:
thanks perfect , its works just tested
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coolsport00Commented:
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

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