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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - VII

Posted by jl on March 27 2013th

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The last step in the process of upgrading to vSphere 5 is datastores updating our infrastructure. In the version of vSphere 5 a version of the file system called VMFS5 datastores it included (in 4.1 was VMFS3). Among the most notable improvements in this new version we are:

  • Improved Performance and Scalability
  • Increase the limit of a single extension and volume up 64tb
  • The block file size is unified in a single size of 1MB

In addition, the update process VMFS3 to 5 is very simple and fast as we shall see below

update datastore

One very important thing before starting the upgrade is that all hosts accessing the datastore must be in version 5

Once validated in vCenter, we go to one of the ESXi hosts and select the Configuration tab and storage option Megacrack read »

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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - VI

Posted by jl on March 26 2013th

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Penultimate step in updating our vSphere virtual infrastructure to 4.1 5. If we will see step by step updating vmtools and virtual hardware of virtual machines. This process can be done manually or using update manager, which is how we will do us. To do this manually you should go to the virtual machine you want to update and right-click to select the guest menu and install / upgrade vmtools option and once updated the same to update the hardware, right click on the virtual machine and we see the option Virtual Hardware upgrade. Megacrack read »

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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - V

Posted by jl on March 21 2013st

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Next step in the process of upgrading to vSphere 4.1 5 and in this case we will try to update the ESX servers. In the environment we 3 4.1 ESX servers and in this case the update not only the updated version 5 but we will have ESX to ESXi version is the only supported from the 5 version.

For this process we will use the update manager, but comment if someone is in the case, if the ESX servers are migrated from previous to 4 versions, the upgrade can not be done with the update manager and do it from the installation cd. We have made this process as a test old server and the update is done without any problem.

Updating ESX hosts

In the next image we can see the vCenter version of ESX that we will update it 4.1 2 update Megacrack read »

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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - IV

Posted by jl on March 19 2013th

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We continue to upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5, and now we have to update the Update Manager, which is a product of VMware allows us to make and apply patches and updates very easily in our virtual infrastructure. Unlike the previous version, this no longer exists the option of upgrading operating systems as virtual machines.

Update Manager Update

In our case we installed the update manager on the same server that is vCenter database and the SQL 2005 have a remote server.

So in the vCenter server we mount the iso with the software and on the initial screen select VMware vSphere Update Manager and click install Megacrack read »

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Updates to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5

Posted by jl on March 13 2013th

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In this and subsequent articles I will describe the steps we have taken to upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 in a production environment.

The virtual infrastructure that we set is composed of a cluster 3 4.1 ESX servers and virtualized vCenter Server database having an external SQL server 2005. Besides the three ESX servers, two are migrated from previous versions and you have a new installation of version 4

The steps that we have divided the upgrade process were as follows:

Upgrade licenses

Pre requirements

updating vCenter

Reload vSphere client

Update update manager

Reload esx host

Reload vmtools

Virtual hardware upgrade

Reload datastores

We will develop each of the parties Megacrack read »

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