The next step of any vSphere upgrade is to upgrade vCenter. However, if you are using vCloud Director the next step would be to upgrade vCloud Director before vCenter. It is crucial at this time to “Read The Fine Manual”. There are quite a few caveats and requirements for moving to vCenter 5.1, and if you make even one mistake you need to start over.
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