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Copy or move VMs - Post vmware upgrades with locally attached storage.

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Will be migrating our 5.5.0 hosts soon to v6 and no doubt will be getting the above.
Whats the correct option?
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Can you vmotion machines out to storage not affected by upgrades?
What is the gain from upgrade? Old CPUs will not get new instructions, 5.5 is supported until 2019...
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no vmotion setup.
getting PSoD on one of my hosts so going to upgrade this after i upgrade one of the other not so critical hosts first.
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Backup VMs, and Install Update.

Easy.

Check Hosts are on the HCL, complete firmware upgrades to host before start.

HOW TO: Upgrade VMware ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.0 in 5 easy steps
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I dont see this on your article.  in the past i would be prompted to copy or move, after an upgrade.
see here: http://techhead.co/vmware-esx-i-moved-it-or-i-copied-it-whats-the-difference/
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No because we've done that before!!!!

HOW TO: Select the right answer to "I Moved It" or "I Copied It" in VMware vSphere (ESXi)

and that should not occur!
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Moved?
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Correct.
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Copy = change MAC address
Move = keep MAC addresses
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