VincentJansen
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VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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Does anyone knows when the VxRail 4.5.070 upgrade becomes available for VxRail 4.0.302/4.0.400 customers? It would be released in Q4 2017. It's now almost 2018 and it's still not available for download.

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Bill_Leslie
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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A forthcoming 4.5 release will allow customers to upgrade existing 4.0 cluster to 4.5. Please refer to release notes for allowable upgrade paths.

The 4.5.070 is only for net new cluster installs.

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JTG450
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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I have had the discussion with EMC about this the 4.5 upgrade is going to be a "Customer Engagement" due to the complexity of it.

It requires a rolling format of all of the nodes as VSAN gets its upgrade. Do not by any means try and do it yourself as erm.... how to put this lightly...... could completely nerf your entire system!

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Bill_Leslie
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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A forthcoming 4.5 release will allow customers to upgrade existing 4.0 cluster to 4.5. Please refer to release notes for allowable upgrade paths.

The 4.5.070 is only for net new cluster installs.

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VincentJansen
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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Thank you for your answer.

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JTG450
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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Just to reiterate I would be very very cautious.

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Justin4
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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Is there a date set for the release 4.5 upgrade for 4.0?

We have just deployed a new 4.0 cluster, but the customer expects to run version 4.5 for their production.

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SimonWong
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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We are building the cluster now but found that the version is still 4.0. So how can I get 4.5? I don't mind destroy all at this stage.

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JTG450
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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From a customer's perspective 4.5 is not ready yet and I personally wouldn’t go near it until at least it's second revision on the DellEMC support site.

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emc_troy
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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You need to install 4.5.X image on the Nodes and then build the cluster.

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emc_troy
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Re: VxRail 4.5 upgrade for VxRail 4.0 customers

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If the deployed version is 4.0.310, you can upgrade right now. For all other versions the ETA is the end of the month.

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