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Migrate vCenter 5.1 to new host server and upgrade to vCenter 5.5 - Server 2008 R2

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008VMwareWindows Server 2008
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Our current vCenter server is near the end of its life. It's painfully slow and a waste of time fixing. The current host has the following:
* Win Svr 2008 R2
* vCenter Server
* Update Manager
* vSphere orchestrator server
* SQL Express 2005 database

I have built a new Server 2008 R2 host with the intention of installing vCenter 5.5 and the appropriate components listed above.

I would also like to host the Database on a remote SQL 2008 R2 host rather than a local SQL Express instance.

Can all this be achieved by backup/restoring the DB to the new SQL host, install vCenter on the new host and point to the appropriate DB? (obviously in more detail)

Or will I need to first replicate all versions on the new host as they are now, and then upgrade each component after?
Manager (System Administration)

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