Upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5

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
NytroZAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
gheistCommented:
While at the same time you can upgrade to nfs nas
0
NytroZAuthor Commented:
I must have accidentally selected the wrong solution.  this is the solution that helped me resolve the issue.

thank you
0
gheistCommented:
Well it is not so wrong. You just have to move data once out of vmfs...
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.