You must power off the system components in the specified order.

Prerequisites

Verify you have met the prerequisites described in Power Off a Multi-Rack Cloud Foundation System and Power It Back On.

Procedure

  1. Shut down the workload domain VMs in all racks.
    1. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, navigate to the workload domain.
    2. Click the launch link (Launch link icon that indicates a link in the EVO SDDC Manager UI launches another web UI) for the vCenter Server instance that is displayed in the domain details window for that workload domain.

      A new browser tab opens and displays the vSphere Web Client.

    3. Locate the VMs for that workload domain.
    4. Shut down these VMs.
    5. Perform the above steps for each workload domain.
  2. Place the hosts for each workload domain in maintenance mode.

    You must use the CLI command that supports setting thevSAN mode when entering maintenance mode.

    1. On each host, connect and log in to the ESXi console.
    2. Place the host into maintenance mode using the following command, with the noAction option included.
      # esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e true -m noAction
    3. Shut down all the ESXi hosts in the workload domain.
  3. Shut down the VMs in the management domain in the following sequence.
    1. SDDC Manager Utility VM

    2. The three NSX Controllers

    3. vRealize Log Insight

    4. NSX Manager

    5. SDDC Manager Controller VM

    6. vCenter Server for management domain

    7. vCenter Server for the workload domains

    8. Both Platform Services Controllers

  4. Place the management domain hosts in maintenance mode.

    You must use the CLI command that supports setting thevSAN mode when entering maintenance mode.

    1. On each host, connect and log in to the ESXi console.
    2. Put the host into maintenance mode using the following command, with the noAction option included.
      # esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e true -m noAction
    3. Shut down all the ESXi hosts in the workload domain.
  5. Shut down the unmanaged hosts in the system, if any.
  6. Shut down the switches in the specified order. For a Cumulus switch, log in first and then shut it down.
    1. ToR switches in each rack

    2. Inter-rack switches in rack 2.

    3. Management switches in each rack.