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We are about to setup a new and more powerful vCenter server for our VMware environment.

It is going to run vCenter 5.0 along with a couple of other things.

However, I want to make the migration as smooth as possible - and how do I do that with our current vCenter?

Should I set it up so they work together in some way, and then just remove the old one?

Any ideas? What is best practice?

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Just snap the current one, backup the databases and follow the regular upgrade instructions from their site, ts easy, if you run into problems just restore.

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Do you have any links to those upgrade instructions? –  Frederik Nielsen Jul 13 '12 at 8:43
    
REALLY? come on you can do better than that - it took me less than 20 seconds to get to this; pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/… –  Chopper3 Jul 13 '12 at 8:46
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