Upgrade from vSphere 5 to vSphere 5.1 – Part 7

To complete upgrade to vSphere 5.1 you need to complete few more steps, depends on design some of the can be skipped.


  1. Upgrading VMware Tools
  2. Upgrade the Virtual Hardware for Virtual Machines
  3. Back Up the vCenter Single Sign On Configuration
  4. Upgrade datastore files system from VMFS3 to VMFS5
[box type=”warning”] Upgrade VMware tools before upgrade of the Virtual Machine Hardware[/box]


  1. Install or Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
  2. Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector
  3. Install or Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy
  4. Install or Upgrade VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy
  5. Back Up the vCenter Single Sign On Configuration
  6. Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade

Step #6 – Upgrading vSphere Web client in vSphere 5.1

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).