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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - VII

Written by jl on March 27th, 2013

Hello everyone

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


Select the datastore you want to update and click on Upgrade to VMFS5

We skip a reminder of what we discussed before that if all hosts have 5 version, and give OK to begin the update


Start the task and within seconds you have upgraded


With this last step ended with the update of the different components of the virtual infrastructure.

Until next time


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