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Upgrade ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4 and existing NFS Datastores

ajay_nabh

Hi Guys

Me being extra careful and trying find out from someone who already have done ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4 upgrade that if NFS mounted datastores needs some tweaking etc going from 3.5 to 4.0? I have FAS3040 with DataONTAP 7.3.2P4

thanks a lot in advance for your comments/experiences

Cheers

Ajay

2 REPLIES 2

rschlander

Ajay,

What version of vSphere are you going to?  If you are planning on a straight jump to 4.1 I would suggest that you look at implementing the new NetApp VSC 2.0 console on your vCenter server if you have license support for it.  This will allow you to review the NFS settings/tweaks on your filer right from the vSphere Client which is pretty slick.

How is your NFS presented to your ESX hosts? Do you have a multi-mode VIF?

Rick

ajay_nabh

Hi Rick

Thanks for your comments. we are planning for to 4.0 as our hardware does not support 4.1. I am i correct in assuming that VSC2.0 can be used with 4.0?

Excuse me for not having lots of NetApp knowledge, NFS is presented using TCP/IP through switches. we use single mode, hope I am making sense

Please comment

Thanks in advance

Thanks

Ajay

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