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VSA 9.0 upgrade will convert your kernel to 64-bit

teledata
Respected Contributor

VSA 9.0 upgrade will convert your kernel to 64-bit

Good thing I tried this out on a sandbox VSA first!

I have some mildly older hardware... It was just new enough to run vSphere 4, but it's not TRUE Intel VT, so you can only run 32-bit VMs on it. This worked out great for VSAs. Gain all the benefit of improved (network and iSCSI) performance of 4.x to run VSAs

The upgrade doesn't check anything, and upon reboot my VM of course complained about not being on 64 bit hardware.

So if you don't have hardware that can run 64-bit VMs, you will need to leave those VSAs at 8.5.

Of course as always, best practice would be to take a VM snapshot of the OS partition of your VSA before any software patches/upgrades.
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dolbnyc
Occasional Visitor

Re: VSA 9.0 upgrade will convert your kernel to 64-bit

I read the manual and it mentioned non of this and yet you are correct. I am going to see if HP can assist me with this, otherwise its useless.