[virtualize] Re: ESX 2.5 Upgrade

Thanks David,
The update went very smooth, I must say.
I then updated to 2.5 patch 1, and the only small glitch there
was that I had to boot into Linux instead of ESX because that
upgrade thought I had some clients running (not).  No probs,
no config changes, and it was all over in less that 1/2 hour for both.
-George


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 17:52:05 -0600, David M. Bieneman
<dbieneman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello George.
> 
> I'm happy to say I have upgraded 10 or so of them from 2.1 to 2.5 with
> no major issues.
> 
> Just watch out for the Network Connections as you will / may have to
> reset up the Virtual Switches.  Even after doing so may of them I forget
> if it was 2.1 or 2.0 that I had to do this on.  You will want to use the
> same name so you do not have to rework your .CFG/.VMX files.  Sorry -
> that's probably class book 101. ;-)
> 
> Also, you will have to upgrade up VMtools on the VM's.  So make sure you
> know the IP's of the machines in case they switch back to DHCP when
> upgrading the vmxnet drivers.
> 
> If you use a SAN, disconnect the ESX Server from the SAN prior to the
> upgrade.
> 
> You may have to recreate the VMKernel Swap file and activate it after
> the upgrade.  I had to 50% of the time if I remember correctly.
> 
> Personally, I've been really impressed with VMware ESX Server 1.x and
> 2.x upgrades.
> 
> Warm Regards,
> David
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:virtualize-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Yobst
> Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:38 PM
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> Subject: [virtualize] ESX 2.5 Upgrade
> 
> I'm going to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.5 and don't
> have a development server to try this on.  Has
> anybody had problems doing this from the CD?
> -George
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