This manual, the NSX Upgrade Guide for vShield Endpoint, describes how to upgrade the VMware® NSX™ system using the vSphere Web Client. The information includes step-by-step upgrade instructions and suggested best practices.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who uses vCloud Networking and Security solely for the Endpoint functionality, and is upgrading to NSX for deploying and managing vShield Endpoint for anti-virus offload capability only. The information in this manual is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and virtual datacenter operations. This manual assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0, including VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client.

If you need to use any other features of NSX, including logical switches, logical routers, Distributed Firewall, or NSX Edge, please see the NSX Upgrade Guide

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to