Business Edition Hypervisor Upgrade Application Note for Upgrading VMWare vSphere Hypervisor
This document details the procedure for upgrading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor that is used by Cisco Business Edition servers from version 5.0 to 5.1 Update1. While VMware offers a number of different upgrade strategies for the vSphere Hypervisor, the following interactive update process is suitable for any Cisco Business Edition server deployment and can be carried out either locally or remotely.
For further details, see the vSphere Upgrading and Migrating Your Hosts Guide at the following URL:
To carry out this upgrade process, you will require the following:
- HTTP access to the Business Edition Server Integrated Management Console (CIMC).
- Access to the vSphere Hypervisor using the VMware vSphere client running on a Microsoft Windows operating system.
- If upgrading the hypervisor remotely, ensure that sufficient bandwidth is available to download and upload the hypervisor install file (approximately 300 MB).
- Download the custom Cisco ESXi Virtualization Hypervisor installation ISO package from the following URL: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=CISCO-ESXI-5.1.0U1-MAY2013&productId=285 Register for a free My VMware account to access this download if required.
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