Upgrade NSX-T Data Center in the management domain before you upgrade workload domains.

Upgrading NSX-T Data Center involves the following components:
  • Upgrade Coordinator
  • Edge clusters (if deployed)
  • Host clusters
  • NSX Manager cluster

NSX-T VI workload domains can share the same NSX Manager cluster and NSX Edge clusters. When you upgrade these components for one NSX-T VI workload domain, they are upgraded for all NSX-T VI workload domains that share the same NSX Manager or NSX Edge cluster. You cannot perform any operations on the NSX-T workload domains while NSX-T is being upgraded.

If you have multiple host clusters in an NSX-T workload domain, you can select which clusters to upgrade. The ability to select clusters allows for multiple upgrade windows and does not require all clusters to be available at a given time.
Note: The NSX Manager cluster is not upgraded until all host clusters in the workload domain are upgraded. New features introduced in the upgrade are not configurable until the NSX Manager cluster is upgraded.



  1. Navigate to the Updates/Patches tab of the management domain or a workload domain.
    You must upgrade the management domain before upgrading workload domains.
    When you upgrade NSX-T components for a selected workload domain, those components are upgraded for all NSX-T workload domains that share the NSX Manager cluster.
  2. Run the upgrade precheck. See Perform Update Precheck.
    The NSX-T precheck is run on all NSX-T workload domains in your environment that share the NSX Manager cluster.
  3. In the Available Updates section, click Update Now or Schedule Update for the NSX-T bundle and select the date and time for the bundle to be applied.

    The NSX-T Upgrade Confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click Confirm.
  5. Select the NSX-T host clusters.
    To select all host clusters, enable the Upgrade all host clusters setting.
  6. Review the settings and click Finish.

    The NSX-T upgrade begins and the upgrade components are displayed. The upgrade view displayed here pertains to the workload domain where you applied the bundle. Click the link to the associated workload domains to see the components pertaining to those workload domains.

  7. Monitor the upgrade progress. See Monitor Updates.
    If a component upgrade fails, the failure is displayed across all associated workload domains. Resolve the issue and retry the failed task.


When all NSX-T components are upgraded successfully, a message with a green background and check mark is displayed.

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