What might cause the upgrade to be unsuccessful?

An administrator is upgrading an ESXi 3.5 host to ESXi 5.x. The host has a single Intel Xeon processor, 4GB of RAM, and a VMFS datastore on a private, SAN-attached LUN.

What might cause the upgrade to be unsuccessful?

A.
The ESXi host has 4GB RAM.

B.
The ESXi host has one processor.

C.
ESXi 3.5 is not supported for direct upgrade.

D.
The VMFS datastore resides on a private, SAN-attached LUN.

4 Comments on “What might cause the upgrade to be unsuccessful?

    1. Tony says:

      You could be right. This is another ambiguous question (there are plenty of them)

      The requirement is “•ESXi 5.0 requires a host machine with at least two cores”. The question however is what MIGHT cause a problem. So if the CPU has a single core, the upgrade will fail.

      Although C is correct (ESXi 3.5 is not supported for direct upgrade), one could upgrade to 4.x first and then to 5.

      So it’s up to whether the admin is trying to perform a direct upgrade or not …


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