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VMware: Host Upgrade Utility 4.0, ESX 3.01 to ESX 4.0.0

On my test-lan I upgraded my DL380G4 from ESX 3.01 to ESX 4.0.0 build 171294.

Upgrade:

The upgrade process is is very easy:

For upgrading the ESX host you can use the “vSphere Host Update Utility 4.0

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The old version:

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You can add Manual a new license key (no license file anymore) by opening “VI Client > Configuration > Licesing > Edit

 

Now you need to update the Virtual Hardware of the Virtual Machine:

1. Turn the VM off

2. Right click on VM > “Upgrade Virtual Hardware

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3. Press: “Yes

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4. Answer the question: “Continue with VM Upgrade

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5. Turn on your VM

 

Now you need to update the VMware Tools of the Virtual Machine:

1. Turn on your VM

2. Rightclick: Update VMware Tools

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  1. August 13th, 2009  (Quote) at 17:20  (Quote) | #1

    Hi, i’ve read your experience from FriendFeed!
    I’ve to upgrade one ESX 3.5 host to vSphere, but is a standalone host.
    I can’t move any VMs away from the local datastore, but i think is sufficent power off any VMs and put host in maintenance mode, before start process, right?
    Regards

    Marco

  2. August 14th, 2009  (Quote) at 06:44  (Quote) | #2

    Hi Marco, yeah sorry need to write it in the article. I shut down the VM’s are and put the host in mainetance mode. Then I started the upgrade process.

    Good luck with updating! It takes ~20 minutes to upgrade your host.

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