Due to a physical move I am going to have to shut down all of my vSphere hosts running 4.0 u1 My concern is that I run vCenter as a VM. My plan is to shut down all VM's via VC prior to shuting down the hosts. then shutdown VC server via the console and then power off the hosts. A couple questions though Should I put the esx hosts in maintenance mode prior to shutting down VC? since I use DRS and shared storage I am aware the VC host can and does move but will I be able to power on the hosts and browse them via the vSphere client in order to restart VC first? (there are only 7 hosts so not a huge deal to go loooking. )
Am I missing anything?