Chapter 16. Upgrading from SRM 4.1 to SRM 5.0

Throughout my career I’ve been asked this one question over and over again: “What works best—an upgrade or a clean install?” Without fail the folks asking this question nearly always know the answer. What they really are asking me is whether I think the upgrade process is robust enough to justify its use. I’ve always been happy to upgrade within releases—say, from 3.0, 3.1, 3.5, and so on. My personal rule has always been to carry out a clean installation when the version’s major number changes—from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008, for example. With that in mind, I think it’s perfectly feasible to have a combination of upgrades and clean installs. It makes sense that VMware customers would want to upgrade ...

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