How to deploy new vCenter 5.5U2 server in place of old 5.1 server.
Posted on 2014-09-16
We have the following currently:
vCenter 5.1.0 running on a Server 2003 x64 VM
2 hosts running ESXi 5.0.0 (2 CPUs each)
1 host running ESXi 5.1.0 (1 CPU)
vCenter Server 5 Essentials license (6 CPUs)
We plan to install the latest (v5.5.0U2) vCenter server on a new physical server (running Server 2012 Standard) and have two questions:
1. Does our license for v5 cover any new release of v5 (v5.5.0U2 specifically)?
2. What's the best practice for replacing the old vCenter server? Do we just install on the new one then connect the hosts to it, before removing the old vCenter VM?
Thanks in advance!