You must upgrade the management domain before upgrading workload domains in your environment.

Components in the management domain must be upgraded in the following order:
  1. SDDC Manager and Cloud Foundation services. See Upgrade Cloud Foundation Software.
  2. NSX-T Data Center. See Upgrade NSX-T Data Center.
  3. vCenter Server and Platform Services Controllers. See Upgrade vCenter Server.
  4. ESXi. See Upgrade ESXi.