If you have multiple clusters in the management domain or in a workload domain, you can upgrade VxRail at a cluster level.


  • Ensure that the domain for which you want to perform cluster-level upgrade does not have any hosts or clusters in an error state. Resolve the error state or remove the hosts and clusters with errors before proceeding.
  • Download the ESXi update bundle.


  1. Navigate to the Updates/Patches tab of the appropriate domain.
  2. Run the upgrade precheck.
    If the clusters in your workload domain have different hardware, you can run a precheck at the cluster level using the precheck API. For information on this API, select Developer Center in the left panel on the SDDC Manager Dashboard and then search for precheck in the Overview tab.
  3. The Available Updates section displays the bundle that you downloaded before starting the upgrade.
  4. Click View Details,
    The Resource Changes section displays the VxRail cluster in the workload domain that needs to be upgraded.
  5. Click Exit Details.
  6. Click Update Now or Schedule Update and select the date and time for the bundle to be applied.
  7. Select Enable Cluster-level selection if you want to upgrade VxRail by cluster and then select the clusters that you want to upgrade.
  8. Click Next.
  9. By default, all clusters are upgraded in parallel. To upgrade clusters sequentially, select Enable sequential cluster upgrade.
  10. If you had clicked Schedule Update, select the start date and time for the upgrade and then click Next.
  11. On the Review page, click Finish.
    The Cloud Foundation Update Status window displays the upgrade status. Click View Update Activity to view the detailed tasks.

    After the upgrade is completed, a green bar with a check mark is displayed.