We have to upgrade Hardware version and VM tool for approximatly 3500 VMs on 5.5..recently upgraded from 4.1
Please advsie the best way to get this process automated with minimum downtime and also confirm for below given queries..
1. Fisrt we have to upgrade hardware version or VM Tool ?
2. Any impcat with VM Nics or any other resoucre configured on diff vms?
3. what should be done for Linux VM and Appliances ?
4. What can be done to roll back in case of failure?
5. Can We automate this for multiple VMs in one shot?
6. any limitataion for OS/application for vmtool and hardware version ..we need to upgrade in 5.5?
7. Can we automate this using any third party tool like sccm etc. or if using VC.?
8. Can We push this for multiple VMS in group?