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VMware vCloud® Architecture Toolkit (vCAT): Technical and Operational Guidance for Cloud Success by VMware vCAT Team

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Appendix D. vCloud Director Upgrade Considerations

The upgrade process from vCloud Director 1.5.x to 5.1 requires thorough planning. This document focuses on the impact, considerations, and advantages when performing a phased upgrade of vCloud Director. Several upgrade phases are described, with guidance on Phase 1 of the upgrade process. For further guidance on all upgrade phases, see the vCloud Suite 5.1 product documentation.

Background

The upgrade process can be divided into four phases. After completing a phase, the next phase can begin immediately or can be deferred without having a major effect on the vCloud infrastructure. However, new features are not available until all components in each phase are fully upgraded.

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