Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Esxi not detected for upgrading from 5.0 to 5.5

Posted on 2014-02-24
9
Medium Priority
?
888 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-25
I upgraded 1 of 2 hosts just fine, but the second does not recognize that Esxi is installed on either virtual disk.
When using an ISO to upgrade the server, it wants to do a clean install. I have a lot of configurations with ISCSI and vmotion networking, that I really do not want to replicate with a clean install if I don't have to.

I am going from version 5.0.0 build 469512 to esxi 5.5.

Any ideas on anything I can look at to see why it is not recognizing that it is installed (Installed on 1st Virtual disk)
0
Comment
Question by:BKennedy2008
  • 6
  • 3
9 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39883762
I also tried from 5.0 to 5.1 and is not recognized either
0
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39883798
Just noticed that the datastore that the ESXi is installed is at VMFS3. DO I need to upgrade that store to version 5 prior to upgrading the ESXi
0
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39883847
Upgraded to vmfs5 and still same results. Will do fresh install tomorrow if no ideas
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39883880
You do not have to upgrade VMFS from 3.0 to 5.0,

I'm afraid this happens sometimes, and you will need to do a fresh virgin installation.

But to be honest a FULL New Install, is better than an upgrade, carrying the old baggage.

It should not take very long to setup the host again from memory or documentation.

If you've not done it yet, take screenshots to aid you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39883891
I did- Thanks. Seems like it will be the route I will take.
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 39883933
Just check your hardware is supported for ESXi 5.5, requriements have changed, especially with the CPUs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39883968
Good to go, thanks. Have 2 Exact same servers. Just weird 1 did not want to do an upgrade.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 39884014
Try my article, and do, an offline upgrade, if you want to try....

HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE

The above instructions also work for 5.0!
0
 

Author Comment

by:BKennedy2008
ID: 39885219
I have not dived into it yet, but would like to see an article on deploying the add-on VUM.
I will try out the command line upgrade.
thnks
0

Featured Post

Threat Trends for MSPs to Watch

See the findings.
Despite its humble beginnings, phishing has come a long way since those first crudely constructed emails. Today, phishing sites can appear and disappear in the length of a coffee break, and it takes more than a little know-how to keep your clients secure.

Question has a verified solution.

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

If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
A look into Log Analysis and Effective Critical Alerting.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Suggested Courses

885 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