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 a microservices architecture. As a result, the NSX Intelligence upgrade path you must use depends on the current NSX Intelligence version you have installed.

The only direct upgrade path supported to NSX Intelligence 3.2.0 is from NSX Intelligence 1.2.x. Installations using NSX Intelligence 1.1 or 1.0 must first upgrade to version 1.2.x in order to upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2.0.

The system supports an in-place upgrade mode only. 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.

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

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 3.2.0

  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 3.2.0.

    See Upgrade NSX Intelligence 1.2 Using the UI.

From NSX Intelligence 1.2.x to version 3.2.0

Use the NSX Manager UI to upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2.0. Upgrade NSX Intelligence 1.2 Using the UI.

From NSX Intelligence 3.2.0 or later version

  1. You must first upgrade the NSX Application Platform 3.2.0 or later using the NSX Manager UI.
  2. After upgrading the NSX Application Platform successfully to a later version, use the same UI to update NSX Intelligence to a later version.

For details about upgrading the NSX Application Platform and the associated NSX features, such as NSX Intelligence, see the VMware NSX Documentation set for the "Upgrade NSX Application Platform" topic in the Deploying and Managing the VMware NSX Application Platform documentation that is delivered for NSX 3.2 or later.