I'm still running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
for my VMware VCenter VM vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 build 1064983 (2013-04-25)
Tomorrow I'd like to perform Windows Updates:
1x Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
120+ other Windows Updates
This same VM is also running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition (64-bit) (SP2) - 10.0.4000.0
What are the best way to update the above VCenter VM to make sure it is supported by Microsoft and VMware safely ?
Can I just clone the Windows VCenter VM online as VCenter-Backup
and if something goes wrong, I can delete the original and then just start the VCenter-Backup
VM as the roll back plan ?
I've noticed that without VCenter, snapshot and cloning is not available when you conenct to ESXi host directly.