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  • Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

    Hi All,

    I've downloaded the VMware ESXi 4.0 (upgrade ZIP) from: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/p/a...free-esxi&lp=1 without using any premium tools apartfrom FastSCP + Putty for SSH access, now I wonder what should i do in my SSH console ? because I've tried to copy to the Datastore1 and then chmod -R 777 update dir. still stuck.

    I've also tried to update using C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate\VMwareUpdateS erviceClient.exe and it doesn't really upgrade it to version 4.

    any idea please ?

    Kind Regards,
    Albert

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    Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

    did this first google link help you ?
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    • #3
      Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

      Or try this: http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi40...tualcenter.php

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        Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

        great thanks to all, the vm-help links really helps.

        Cheers.

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          Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

          Hi All,

          I've got 2x Dell PowerEdge 2950-III directly attached with Dell MD3000i iSCSI-SAN and today I had a hard times in upgrading my production ESXi 3.5 u 4 into ESXi 4.0,

          First is that the upgrade is failed miserably after following this thread: http://communities.vmware.com/thread...48A8D?tstart=0
          with the following Error message: ERROR: Unsupported boot disk
          The boot device layout on the host does not support upgrade.

          and Secondly is that after the clean reinstall and lost every single settings on my ESXi host, I'm now stuck in mapping the iSCSI SAN partition after following the guide from: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...rage_guide.pdf

          see the following attachment. I wonder how do people do in production system that is running ESXi 3.5 u 4 filled with hundreds of VM ?

          So in conclussion after ESXi Server failed, the iSCSI mapping would eventually destroy every single data in the partition ?

          The reason why I'm using 2x ESXi server connected into single SAN server is that I can just start the VM on the SAN from the other ESXi --> which is fine and tested,
          but then when i rebuild the failed server, I must delete the whole data inside the shared partition which contains my VMs. CMIIW

          any idea and suggestion would be gladly appreciated.

          Thanks.
          Attached Files
          Last edited by Albertwt; 26th May 2009, 11:34.

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            Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

            we've noticed that vSphere4/esx4.0 is terrible.. we tried to do a base install onto two separate PE 2950s that meet the hcls. tey are straight out of the box, and just doesn't work properly..

            hostd or authd keeps restating over and over.. for the first 15 minutes you can' logon.. the console on the machine itself freezes up...tjhe network times out.

            we're not inclined to suggest or push esx(i)4 at the moment
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            • #7
              Re: Updating ESXi 3.5u4 into ESXi4 w/o vCenter license

              Hi Tehcamel,

              Hm.. i also found out that for some reason my Solaris VM machine that I Copied from SSH console using scp is corrupted >_< could not be started in ESXi 4, this is quite hard to believe since I've just copied from the Local SATA datastore1 into my SAN_VMFS datastore.

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