Over the weekend I facilitated a customer upgrade that involved:

  • In place upgrade of Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 on a vCenter Server.
  • Direct upgrade from View Composer 2.6 to View Composer 5.3.
  • Direct upgrade from VMware View 4.6 to Horizon View 5.3 on two connection brokers.
  • Direct upgrade from vCenter 4.1 to vCenter 5.5.
  • Direct upgrade from ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.5 on multiple systems.

All of these, on a Saturday, with no issues. No calls to VMware support. No reviewing error logs. Very little hand wringing. For the most part everything went according to plan.

I feel like I should buy a Powerball ticket this week, or maybe make a trip to the casino.