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vSphere Features No Longer Supported in vSphere 5.0
Obtaining vSphere 5.0 Licenses
Leveraging the vCenter 60-Day Trial License
Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 5.0
Planning the Upgrade
Requirements
Upgrade Process
Backing Up Your vCenter Confguration
Upgrade Scenarios
Host Agents
Upgrading a 32-Bit vCenter 4.0 OS with a Local Database
Backup Confguration Using the Data Migration Tool
Installing vCenter Using Data Provided by the Data Migration Tool
Upgrading a 64-Bit vCenter 4.1 Server with a Remote Database
Upgrading a 64-Bit vCenter 4.1 Server with a Local Database to a Remote Database
Upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.0
Choosing an Upgrade Path
Verifying Hardware Compatibility
Verifying ESX/ESXi Host Version
Boot-Disk Free-Space Requirements
Disk Partitioning Requirements
Limitations of an Upgraded ESXi 5.0 Host
Preserving the ESX/ESXi Host Confguration
Third-Party Software Packages
VMware ESXi Upgrade Best Practices
Using vMotion/Storage vMotion
Placing ESX Hosts into Clusters and Enabling HA/DRS
Watching Out for Local Storage
Backing Up Your Host Confguration Upgrading
Summary of Upgrade Requirements and Recommendations
Upgrading to ESXi 5.0 Using Update Manager
Uploading the ESXi Installation ISO
Creating an Upgrade Baseline
Scanning the Cluster/Host
Upgrading Using the ESXi Installer
Placing the Host into Maintenance Mode
Booting Of the ESXi 5.0 Installation Media
Selecting the Boot Device
Selecting Option to Migrate and Preserving the VMFS Datastore
Third-Party-Software Warning
Confrming the Upgrade
Rolling Back from a Failed ESXi Installer Upgrade
Post-Upgrade Considerations
Confguring the VMware ESXi 5.0 Dump Collector
Confguring the ESXi 5.0 Syslog Collector
Confguring a Remote Management Host
Upgrading Virtual Machines
VMware Tools
Virtual Hardware
Orchestrated Upgrade of VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware
Upgrading VMware vSphere VMFS
Considerations – Upgrade to VMFS-5 or Create New VMFS-5
Online Upgrade
Conclusion
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vSphere 5 Upgrade Best Practices Guide

vSphere 5 Upgrade Best Practices Guide

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