I need to upgrade an ESXi 4.1 to 6.0 in order to get replication configured with my new hardware. I know I can't go directly, so I'm going to go to 5.5 then to 6.0. My current VMs are version 4. My questions are
1. Should I upgrade my VMs to 7 before I upgrade to 5.5?
2. After I upgrade to 5.5, do I need to turn on the VMs and update them to the 5.5 version, or can I go ahead and directly upgrade to 6.0?
3. Or can I just upgrade to 5.5, upgrade to 6.0, then upgrade the VMs from 4 to 11 after 6.0 is installed?