I have to upgrade the esx hosts from 5.1 to 5.5. I want to know how to transfer all the esx hosts from one vcenter to other. Also please update if any precautions to be taken, I think after upgrading them the transfer will be done. Should I keep any thing off or in maintenance. Should i do any thing remove from inventory. How will I realise to which datastore the esx host has gone after transfer. What files i have to keep in mind.
The path depends on how your present vsphere infrastructure is.
1st you will have to upgrade vCenter Server to latest version 5.5 U2 to get your Host on ESXi 5.5
Check this interoperability http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php
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