You might have situations in which you want to shut down and start up the system. In such situations, you must start up and shut down the management virtual machines according to a predefined order.
The following situations require shutting down and starting up the VMware Cloud Foundation system:
- Performing patch or upgrade operations of SDDC Manager applications.
- Performing recovery or failover operations of SDDC Manager applications.
- Performing imaging at one location and shipping the rack for deployment at another location.