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vCenter Update Manager wants to suspend VMs

I need to update 2 ESXi hosts in a single cluster, running Update Manager on a VM on one of the servers.

Because it's a cluster, do I have to update both ESXi hosts at the same time?

And if so, and I choose "suspend VMs during update" I will be suspending the VM running the update.

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This is the issue of running Update Manager as a VM.

You do not need to update both servers at the same time, this might give you better options to update one host, move the Update Manager VM, and then update the other.

Ensure the correct version of vCenter Server is present for management before you update the hosts.
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gateguardAuthor Commented:
So it doesn't matter if 2 hosts in the same cluster are at 2 different levels of upgrade?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No it does not matter, you can even run mixed versions in a cluster of ESXi 5.1 and 5.5.
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gateguardAuthor Commented:
Andrew, Thank You.
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