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Moving VmWare ESXi host 5.1 from Vcenter Server 5.1 to a new Vcenter Server that is 5.5

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I had to set up another Vcenter Server in a remote location.  I installed Vecenter Server 5.5 on a new host that I installed with ESXi 5.5.  I have an older host with ESXi 5.1 that I would like to move to this Vcenter Server.  Can this be done?  I will not be going to the remote location until after the first of the year and I need to free up my other Vcenter Server that it is current in for another new host.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 350 total points
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Yes, quite simply, Click the Host Server, and select REMOVE.

This will remove it from vCenter Server, it will *NOT* affect any of the running VMs.

Then select Add Host, add the Host and follow the wizard.
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So no problems will occur putting a 5.1 esxi host into a 5.5 Vcenter Server?
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no; do what andrew stated
i moved a couple vmware clusters to a new 5.1 vcenter installation that same way without issues
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None, what so ever!
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K...Thanks for the input I will try this afternoon and post the results!
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Okay!  It worked perfectly.
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very good.
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