Results of the Annual voting conducted by Eric Sibert to Choose the Top VMware/Virtualization blogs is out and the complete survey results can be found here.
Wanted to take this moment to Congratulate all the 187 Bloggers on their amazing effort day in & day out taking time away from their work to keep the VMware Virtualization community alive and buzzing.
King Duncan continues to lead the Survey as the un-disputed No.1 .
Personally , It was humbling to have my blog as part of the Survey this Year and was more humbling to see my blog voted from being uncategorized to No.52. Thanks all for taking time and Voting for the Survey !
Annual voting to Choose the Top VMware/Virtualization blogs 2012 is now open . For People who aren’t aware , this is a annual poll conducted by vExpert / Virtualization Blogger Eric Sibert to identify Top VMware Virtualization Bloggers.
I have been an active participant in the Voting process for the past 4 times and I am very excited to have my blog as part of the nominations this Year along with the likes of Duncan Epping , Frank Denneman , Chad Sakac etc..
5 minutes is all that is required to complete the voting process and would request each and everyone of you to vote for your Top 10 bloggers. This gives them the much needed intangible Motivation to go Further . Additionally , If you like my Blog posts on Virtualization & Storage which are more from an Administrator perspective , Please do VOTE .
I am eagerly awaiting to see the Top 25 list this Year . Aren’t you
Cast your Vote Now @ http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/786135/Top-VMware-virtualization-blogs-2012
Remember , Content is KING !!
Everyone knows by now that ESX 3.x to ESXi 5.x upgrade is not supported and Administrators has to upgrade their existing ESX 3.x hosts to ESX 4.x and then upgrade the host to ESXi 5.x. Please note that vCenter 5.0 can still manage ESX 3.x hosts provided License Server is configured to manage the ESX 3.x hosts licenses.
But for some reasons , ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x upgrade cannot be carried out using vSphere Update Manager 5 since vSphere Update Manager 5 does not support ESX 4.x Images. Without ESX 4.x images , we might not be able to do in-place upgrade of ESX 3.x hosts to ESX 4.x hosts using vSphere Update Manager.
You would receive error message as shown below
” The Uploaded upgrade package cannot be used with VMware vSphere Update Manager”
This can be confirmed from the vSphere Update Manager Release notes that can be found here. Please find a snapshot of the Interoperability and Software Requirements section which clearly indicates that VUM 5 supports Host upgrades of ESX / ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0
People who have already upgraded to vCenter 5.0 & vSphere Update Manager can use the good old vSphere Host update utility to upgrade their existing ESX 3.x hosts while Customers who have not yet upgraded yet to vCenter 5.0 can try and upgrade all hosts to ESX 4.x and then upgrade the existing vCenter 4.x to vCenter 5.x.