Use the checklist to track your work on the upgrade process.


You must follow the prescribed order and upgrade the hosts, NSX Edge cluster, NSX Controller cluster, and Management plane.

Table 1. Upgrade NSX-T Data Center



Review the known upgrade problems and workarounds documented in the NSX-T Data Center release notes.

See the NSX-T Data Center Release Notes.

Follow the system configuration requirements and prepare your infrastructure.

See the system requirements section of the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.

Evaluate the operational impact of the upgrade.

See Operational Impact of the NSX-T Data Center Upgrade.

Upgrade your supported hypervisor.

See Upgrading Your Host.

Verify that the NSX-T Data Center environment is in a healthy state.

See Verify the Current State of NSX-T Data Center.

Download the latest NSX-T Data Center upgrade bundle.

See Download the NSX-T Data Center Upgrade Bundle.

If you are using NSX Cloud for your public cloud workload VMs, upgrade NSX Cloud components.

See Upgrading NSX Cloud Components

Verify that the upgrade coordinator is free of errors.

See Prepare the Upgrade Coordinator .

Upgrade your upgrade coordinator.

See Upgrade the Upgrade Coordinator.

Upgrade the hosts.

See Configuring and Upgrading Hosts .

Upgrade the NSX Edge cluster.

See Upgrade NSX Edge Cluster.

Upgrade the NSX Controller cluster.

See Upgrade NSX Controller Cluster.

Upgrade the Management plane.

See Upgrade Management Plane.

Post-upgrade tasks.

See Verify the Upgrade.

Troubleshoot upgrade errors.

See Troubleshooting Upgrade Failures.