I want to upgrade my current v-sphere 4.0 environment to v5.0 I currently have it running on a w2k3 32 bit windows os. Have a total of 7 hosts, DB is SQL 2005 full version.
I have created a new VM with win2k8 64bit in order for me to use as v5.0 doesn't support 32 bit anymore and for this reason I can't do an upgrade.
I want to use SQL 2008 R2 express but I have been told that the upgrade from a full version of sql 2005 to express 2008 is not recommended. For simplicity sake, I'ld like to keep same vc name and IP.
Can you please provide any input? Is this a recommended scenario for me? What are others doing in similar scenarios?