can vCenter 5.0 (Build 623860) ie Upd 1 manage ESXi 5.1 or 5.0 Upd 2 & ease of upgrade
Posted on 2013-05-22
can vCenter 5.0 (think build 623860 is Update 1) be used to
manage ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.0 Upd 2 and deploy their VMs?
What are the limitations/caveats if it can be used?
We accidentally installed ESXi 5.1 into a couple of servers
at a client's site but the client has vCenter 5.0 Build 623860
(this is Upd 1). However, Ver 5.0 Upd 1 has a bug that during
vMotioning of multiple VMs, unicast traffic could make the
So what's the best option for the client? Upgrade their current
vCenter 5.0 Upd 1 to 5.0 Upd 2 or to 5.1 ??
Which is the easiest & can be easily done by an untrained
VMware IT person without the need to buy a 5.1 licence
(or if we're at 5.0, we're entitled to 5.1 ?) ?
What if we need to downgrade the two ESXi hosts from 5.1
to 5.0, what's the steps involved or provide a link with the
instructions to do this