Upgrading from earlier versions of VMware NSX® Intelligence™ to NSX Intelligence 3.2 or later depends on the NSX Intelligence version that you currently have installed.

Beginning with version 3.2, NSX Intelligence has transitioned from being a VM-based appliance to a modern application that is hosted on VMware NSX® Application Platform, a platform based on microservices architecture. As a result, the upgrade path you must use depends on the current NSX Intelligence version you have installed. The only direct upgrade path supported to NSX Intelligence 3.2 is from NSX Intelligence 1.2. Installations using NSX Intelligence 1.1 or 1.0 must first upgrade to version 1.2 to upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2.

Only an in-place upgrade mode is supported. All the NSX Intelligence services and user interface are not available during the upgrade. You have the option to retain all the data from the NSX Intelligence 1.1.x or earlier appliance node.

Network traffic data migration support is available when upgrading from NSX Intelligence version 1.2 to version 3.2.

In the following table , locate the NSX Intelligence upgrade path that fits your current installation and use the corresponding instructions to upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2 or later.

Upgrade Path

Instructions

From NSX Intelligence 1.0.x to version 3.2 or later

  1. Use NSX Intelligence 1.0 command-line interface (CLI) to upgrade your NSX Intelligence 1.0.x appliance to NSX Intelligence 1.2.x. See Upgrade the NSX Intelligence 1.0 Using the CLI.

  2. Use the instructions for upgrading from NSX Intelligence 1.2.x to NSX Intelligence 3.2. See Upgrade NSX Intelligence 1.2 Using the UI.

From NSX Intelligence 1.1.x to version 3.2 or later

  1. Use the NSX Manager user interface (UI) to upgrade your NSX Intelligence 1.1.x to NSX Intelligence 1.2.x.

    See Upgrade the NSX Intelligence 1.1 Using the UI.

  2. Use the instructions for upgrading from NSX Intelligence 1.2.x to NSX Intelligence 3.2.

    See Upgrade NSX Intelligence 1.2 Using the UI.

From NSX Intelligence 1.2.x to version 3.2 or later

Use the NSX Manager UI to upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2. Upgrade NSX Intelligence 1.2 Using the UI.