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vCenter Update Manager wants to suspend VMs

Posted on 2014-07-25
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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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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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by:gateguard
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So it doesn't matter if 2 hosts in the same cluster are at 2 different levels of upgrade?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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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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Andrew, Thank You.
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