Solved

Mixed 5.1 and 5.5 in Same Cluster

Posted on 2013-11-20
2
3,604 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a 4 node ESXi HA cluster. 3 of them are on 5.1 and I upgraded 1 of them to 5.5 in order to attempt to resolve an issue.  I wanted to hold off on upgrading the other hosts to 5.5 until the U1 update in January.  Are there any issues running a mix of 5.1 and 5.5 hosts in the same DRM/HA cluster?
0
Comment
Question by:garyttu
[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
2 Comments
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
ID: 39663522
There are no issues in mixing host versions, as long as you maintain a baseline of Virtual Machine now greater than version 10 across your Cluster!

So, WARN ALL VMware Admins NOT TO:-

1. Update VMware Tools
2. Upgrade Virtual Machine hardware.

otherwise those VMs will only run on ESXi 5.5!

until all hosts are at 5.5!
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:James H
James H earned 250 total points
ID: 39663547
0

Featured Post

Optimum High-Definition Video Viewing and Control

The ATEN VM0404HA 4x4 4K HDMI Matrix Switch supports 4K resolutions of UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) with refresh rates of 30 Hz (4:4:4) and 60 Hz (4:2:0). It is ideal for applications where the routing of 4K digital signals is required.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
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.
Suggested Courses

617 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