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Reasons to upgrade from 5.1 to 5.5?

Posted on 2013-10-22
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Hi,

I've got a small cluster with three 5.1 hosts ... should I upgrade to 5.5 or just stay with 5.1?

How much of a hassle/risk is it to upgrade a cluster? I haven't done it before.

Thank you.
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Question by:Xeronimo
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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I would wait until 5.5 is in U1, before you upgrade.

REASONS - Search these very forums, for FAILED UPGRADES!

If you do require the newer features of 5.5, complete a NEW INSTALL!

Personally, I would hold off at present time, we spend more time, fixing broken upgrades at present from 5.0 to 5.5, 5.1 to 5.5.

Real problems with SSO upgrades.
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by:Nick Rhode
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Its not really that bad to upgrade but I would wait a while before updating to 5.5 for there are plenty of issues.  I would wait for 5.5 U1 before upgrading but if your going to upgrade set some time aside for when it comes to updating the vCenter.  Its not that difficult to rebuild a vCenter but I have ran into several problems when upgrading.
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I would have to disagree with NRhode comments, based on the evidence in these forums, at failed upgrades.

What features are you so desperate to have?
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by:Xeronimo
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Ok, I'll wait. Thanks!
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by:jmsjms
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Is this still the case?  If not, should this thread be zapped?
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