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Upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5

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The server is running ESXi 4.1 and I would like to upgrade the datastore that is currently type VMFS3(3.46) to VMFS5 but I do not see the link to "upgrade to VMFS5".  

Configuraton>>>>Storage>>>>datastore
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VMFS 5.x is ONLY supported on ESXi 5.x.

If you upgraded the VMFS version to 5.x, you would not be able to use in in ESXi 4.1.

You will need to upgrade to ESXi 5.x, to update the datastore.
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While at the same time you can upgrade to nfs nas
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I must have accidentally selected the wrong solution.  this is the solution that helped me resolve the issue.

thank you
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Well it is not so wrong. You just have to move data once out of vmfs...
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