If vCenter Orchestrator 4.0.x is installed on the same 64-bit machine as vCenter Server 4.0 and the later update releases, you cannot upgrade Orchestrator by upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0.1. VMware does not support the in-place upgrade of a standalone Orchestrator instance running on a 64-bit machine.

To upgrade to Orchestrator 4.2.1, you must export the Orchestrator configuration settings, uninstall the existing Orchestrator instance, run the Orchestrator installer, and import the configuration settings.

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The Orchestrator configuration interface provides a mechanism to export the Orchestrator configuration settings to a local file. This mechanism allows you to take a snapshot of your system configuration at any moment and import this configuration into a new Orchestrator instance.

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You can remove the Orchestrator client and server components from your system by using Add or Remove Programs.

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For production environments and to enhance the scalability of your Orchestrator setup, install Orchestrator on a dedicated Windows machine.

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You can restore the previously exported system configuration if a system failure occurs or when you reinstall Orchestrator.