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V-Sphere 4.1 to 5.1 upgrade

Afternoon,

Nice simple one here, I have 2 clusters, 5 nodes and each server is exactly the same hardware.

Cluster 1 is V-Sphere 4.1

Cluster 2 is V-sphere 5.1

How do I upgrade the VM's to work with 5.1 or will they work automatically with a V-Motion?

Next, how do I do an inplace upgrade of the host for 4.1?

Cheers

Alex
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Your VMs are already compatible and ready to function and compatible with 5.1.

If you want to use newer features in the VMs you can optionally upgrade the virtual machine hardware version this process is not reversible and you just Right Click VM and select it BUT make sure you upgrade VMwate Tools first.

As for your host upgrade Insert the 5.1 Host Media and follow the interactive installer.
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Alex Green3rd Line Server SupportAuthor Commented:
So that's pretty much it, V-Motion it and then upgrade the tools and hardware...

Simple enough, cheers mate :D
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems.
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