In the coming months I am due to upgrade at least one client from vSphere 4.1 to 5.1 and so I have been collecting some great notes and articles around doing the upgrade to 5.1. This is a blog posting in progress and I am planning on updating it with how the upgrades went after I have done them.
For the 4.1 to 5.0 upgrade of the environments I am planning on following what has worked for me in the past which I listed and blogged about in my posting here. The links and blogs I have found for the upgrading to vSphere 5.1 are listed below and are the ones I will be reading and following for the upgrades:
- The SSL Certificates are a nightmare if you are using external certificates rather than self-signed. A great step by step on it is covered in this VMware article: http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/10/implementing-ca-signed-ssl-certificates-with-vsphere-5-1.html#.UQ_OAGdw7ng
If you know of more please do tell me so I can update the list for myself and the community at large