We have a 7 node vsphere 4.1 cluster. We are moving to vSphere 5.5/Esxi5.5.
We need to get the upgrade done ASAP and there is no need for us to keep the historical information that we have in the current database.
The hosts are using standard switches.
The current database is running on a SQL 2005 server.
From the 7 servers I have currently running with 4.1 I am replacing 3 of them with new hardware. The rest will have to be upgraded in place.
SQL 2012 server can be deployed on the current vCenter server. We also have a SQL server 2012 in case we need to place the database there.
Can anyone suggest what the easiest path to get this upgraded is going to be?