Before you upgrade a vCenter Server system and hosts attached to vCloud Director, you must upgrade each NSX Manager that is associated with that vCenter Server system.

Upgrading NSX Manager interrupts access to NSX administrative functions but does not interrupt network services.


Verify that at least one cell in your vCloud Director installation is upgraded and running before you begin the NSX upgrade. If no cell is running, data about the upgraded NSX Manager cannot be written to the vCloud Director database.


  • Upgrade at least one vCloud Director cell.
  • Upgrade the vCloud Director database.


  • Upgrade the NSX Manager associated with each vCenter Server systems registered to your vCloud Director installation.
    For information about upgrading NSX, see the NSX for vSphere Documentation Center at


After the upgrade finishes, the upgraded NSX Manager notifies vCloud Director that the software is at a new version. It can take several minutes before the notification is sent and vCloud Director processes it.

What to do next

After you have upgraded all your NSX Managers, you can upgrade your registered vCenter Server systems and ESXi hosts.