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can i add a vmware esxi 5.5  to a vcenter 5.1?

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can i add a vmware esxi 5.5  to a vcenter 5.1?

thanks in advance !!!!
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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Dear NAMEWITHELD12

No vCenter 5.1 does not support ESXi 5.5

 Check the screen shot Attached
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by:cwstad2
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no but you can do the reverse
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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YEs, Exactly.

Higher version support lower
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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I'm afraid not, you will need to upgrade to at least vCenter 5.5.

In-place upgrade of vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 is supported.

Also check your hardware supports ESXi 5.5.

see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes here

VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes
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Always remember This.
vCenter will be able to manage Hosts of its version or lower. It can never manage a Host of higher version than its own.
And Any doubt you have about Interoperability between any VMware products, you can always go to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes and check it.
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by:Michael Worsham
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Just in case you are wondering, vCenter 5.1 licensing works with vCenter 5.5.
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