Article ID: 9215, created on Oct 27, 2010, last review on May 10, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows

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The following resources may help you when you are going to upgrade Virtuozzo for Windows 3.x to the latest version:

1. Virtuozzo 3.5.1 and Parallels Automation 3.0 End of Life Policy Statement:

9219 Virtuozzo for Windows 3.x End of Life (EOL) Policy Statement;
 112557 -- Parallels Virtual Automation 3.0 End of Life (EOL) Policy Statement

2. For information about VZagent API compatibility refer to this article:

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VZagent API compatibility;

3. Follow the necessary guide to upgrade Virtuozzo 3.5.1 server:

4. Refer to the article below if you are planning to migrate containers from Virtuozzo 3.5.1 to Parallels Containers 4.6 for Windows:

9086 How can I migrate Containers from Virtuozzo 3.5.1 to Parallels Containers 4.6 for Windows.

5. If you are planning to migrate containers from Virtuozzo 3.5.1 to Parallels Containers 4.5 for Windows, find the installers and documentation here http://sp.parallels.com/download/pvc45/win/

6. If your container backups are stored on a network drive, use workaround described in this article:

              11134 - Upgrading PVCfW 3.5.1 Systems With Network Drives

7. Please families yourself with known issues related to upgrade process from VZWIN 3.5.1SP1:

to PVCfW 4.6, refer to "Known Issues and Restrictions" chapter in Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6 for Windows Readme
to PVCfW 4.5, refer to "Known Issues and Restrictions" chapter in Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 for Windows Readme

Important: Ensure that latest Parallels Containers updates are installed on the node before the first Containers start up after the upgrade procedure. To download available updates the node is to have direct access to the Internet or an internal VUS server.

8. Parallels has prepared a special build of PVCfW 4.6 installer to make upgrade process fully unattended for those who has plenty of PVCfW 3.5.1 nodes. These distributives do not contain PVA MN installation files which saves disk space as well:

64-bit installer
32-bit installer

 

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