Understanding and troubleshooting new features in vSphere 5.0 (1032787)
Upgrade and Installation
Installing ESXi 5.0 best practices (2005099)
Upgrading to ESXi 5.0 best practices (2005102)
Installing vCenter Server 5.0 best practices (2003790)
Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 best practices (2003866)
Upgrading vCenter Server, Update Manager, ESXi 5.0 to 5.0 Update 1 (2015778)
Overview of upgrading or migrating from vCenter Server 4.x to vCenter Server 5.0 (1031307)
List of files migrated during upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0 (2005054)
Working with vSphere ESXi Hypervisor
Working with vSphere vCenter ExtensionsESXi Network Dump Collector in VMware vSphere 5.0 (1032051)
How do you backup the
state.tgz file before the upgrade?
There are two options for backing up
- The preferred method is to run the
esxcfg-backupcommand from vCLI remotely. (The generated file is actually the
- You can manually copy the
/bootbank/state.tgzfile from the ESXi Shell to an alternative location.
state.tgz file is updated hourly by the
/sbin/auto-backup.sh script. If you made recent changes, you may want to run this manually to trigger a backup from the in-memory filesystem to the on-disk
Does a user have to manually delete the service console VMDK file after an upgrade from ESX Classic?
Yes. The service console VMDK residing in the VMFS file system of an upgraded ESX classic machine must still be manually deleted. The installer will not delete data on the VMFS volume.
Where are the installation logs located?
The installation files can be found in
/var/log/weasel.log or the
/var/log/esxi_install.log. After the installation, there files are also saved in
onetime.tgz for post-install references.
The scripts that are responsible are located in the the
What configuration is moved from an ESX system to an ESXi system?
There are several migration modules built into the installer that are responsible for migration settings from the service console. Information about these migration scripts can be found in List of files migrated during upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0 (2005054).
For more information, see the vSphere 5.0 documentation.
- Overview of upgrading or migrating from vCenter Server 4.x to vCenter Server 5.0
- List of files migrated during upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0
- Best practices for installing ESXi 5.0
- Upgrading vCenter Server, Update Manager, ESXi 5.0 to 5.0 Update 1
- Compreendendo e resolvendo problemas das novas funções do vSphere 5.0
- Entender y resolver problemas de las nuevas funciones en vSphere 5.0
- 了解与故障排查vSphere 5.0的新功能
- vSphere 5.0 の新機能の理解とトラブルシューティング