I am upgrading my esx host from 5.1 to 5.5. I am then also transferring it to a different domain. Now i want to know that how can I transfer the templates. Also How to move VMs. One of the Architect said to me to move the esx host to a different domain and then upgrade it. Before moving the host transfer VMs and Templates to a different host. Then single empty host should be moved and upgraded then VMs be transferred. I want to know whole process of VM and Template transfer. Do you not think moving the VMs can cause there ip issues etc. Because other domain can have different ip. However to tell you both the domains are in same forest. The storage is same.