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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Scheduling the virtual machine hardware upgrade

We cannot finish the virtual hardware upgrade while the virtual machine is powered on. Hence, we need to power off the virtual machine for an immediate upgrade. If you have a large number of virtual machines, then you can schedule the virtual hardware upgrade to happen during the next reboot of the virtual machine; for example, a reboot during the next patch cycle.

Getting ready

Prepare a list of virtual machines you would like to perform the virtual machine hardware upgrade on.

How to do it...

The following procedure will walk you through the steps required to schedule a VM hardware upgrade:

  1. Select the virtual machine(s) to perform the VM hardware upgrade on and navigate to Actions | All vCenter Actions ...

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