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  • 1.  shutdown

    Posted Feb 15, 2016 05:01 PM

    Hi i am replacing my Hp blade enclosure pass through module with Brocade san switch.

    I am taking downtime as i will upgrade firmware for servers also.

    When it comes to vmware infrastucture what are the necessary steps to be considered when doing this activity please guide me.

    1 shutdown virtual machines,

    2.shutdown physical servers.

    3 As brocade switch is replaced i will poweron physical servers.

    4 i will login to the esxi host which has vcenter and power on vcenter server.

    5.  power on virtual machines

    6 check all my datastores are connected

    Anything else i need to take care plz guide me.



  • 2.  RE: shutdown

    Posted Feb 15, 2016 05:43 PM

    Your plan looks ok, but if you have shared storage and have room in your cluster to put a host in maintenance mode, you can do this even without downtime, just doing vMotion of virtual machines and placing the host in maintenance mode.



  • 3.  RE: shutdown

    Posted Feb 15, 2016 06:47 PM

    unfortunately all my blade servers are in this enclosure and its DMZ and i also need to update the firmware of servers and enclosure also.

    the only thing i need to worry is, all the data stores should be presented after replacing pass thru module with brocade san switch



  • 4.  RE: shutdown

    Posted Feb 15, 2016 06:50 PM

    Since nothing will be changed on storage side, make sure zoning is in place and everything should works.