For information about upgrading your host with third-party customizations, see the v Sphere Upgrade documentation.
For information about using Image Builder to make a custom ISO, see the v Sphere Installation and Setup documentation.
v Center Server will not be able to manage ESXi 5.5 Update 3b hosts, if you update ESXi before updating v Center Server to version 5.5 Update 3b.For more information about the sequence in which v Sphere environments need to be updated, refer KB 2057795.The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware v Sphere components, including ESXi, VMware v Center Server, the v Sphere Web Client, and optional VMware products.Check the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix also for information about supported management and backup agents before you install ESXi or v Center Server.Make sure all hosts in the Virtual SAN cluster are upgraded to ESXi 5.5 Update 1 or later, before enabling Virtual SAN.
v Center Server should also be upgraded to 5.5 Update 1 or later.
Supported Upgrade Paths for Upgrade to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b: The copyright statements and licenses applicable to the open source software components distributed in v Sphere 5.5 Update 3 are available at on the Open Source tab.
You can also download the source files for any GPL, LGPL, or other similar licenses that require the source code or modifications to source code to be made available for the most recent available release of v Sphere.
The clients don’t have the terminal server configuration mmc, so this has to be changed from within the Local Group Policy.
) and select the host you would like to upgrade Add the Upgrade file.
Although the installations are straightforward, several subsequent configuration steps are essential.