Reviewing the upgrade options

This recipe will guide you through the upgrade options for VMM 2012 R2. Keep in mind that there is no direct upgrade path from VMM 2008 R2 to VMM 2012 R2.

How to do it...

Read through the following recommendations in order to upgrade your current VMM installation.

In-place upgrade from VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012

Use this method if your system meets the requirements for a VMM 2012 upgrade and you want to deploy it on the same server. The supported VMM version to upgrade from is VMM 2008 R2 SP1. If you need to upgrade VMM 2008 R2 to VMM 2008 R2 SP1, refer to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=197099.

In addition, keep in mind that if you are running the SQL Server Express version, you will need to upgrade SQL Server ...

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