In the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, the NSX Policy Manager is merged with the NSX Manager. To use the policies that you defined in NSX Policy Manager 2.3, migrate your policies to NSX-T Data Center 2.4.

Prerequisites

Verify that the NSX Management Plane is upgraded successfully. See Upgrade Management Plane from 2.3.x to NSX-T Data Center 2.4.x.

Note: This procedure applies only to upgrade from NSX Policy Manager 2.3.

Procedure

  1. Upgrade the NSX Policy Manager appliance.
    1. Locate the nub for upgrade.
      http://<NSX_Manager_IP>:8080/repository/<Target_Upgrade_BUILD_Number_of_NSX_T>/Manager/nub/VMware-NSX-unified-appliance-<TO_BUILD_Number_of_NSX_Unified_Appliance>.nub

      To find TO_BUILD_Number_of_NSX_Unified_Appliance, run get version from the command line for the NSX manager.

    2. Copy the nub to the NSX Policy Manager appliance.
      copy url <url_to_upgrade_nub>
    3. Verify the upgrade bundle.
      verify upgrade-bundle <BUNDLE_NAME>
    4. Start the upgrade using the Policy Playbook.
      start upgrade-bundle <BUNDLE_NAME> playbook <POLICY_PLAYBOOK_NAME>
    Verify the appliance upgrade status in the /var/log/resume-upgrade.log file, after reboot.
  2. Create a backup copy of the upgraded NSX Policy Manager.
    1. Use an API call to configure the backup process.
      PUT https://<policy-mgr>/policy/api/v1/cluster/backups/config

      See the Configure backup section of the NSX-T Data Center API Guide.

    1. Use an API call to initiate the backup process.
      POST https://<policy-mgr>/policy/api/v1/cluster?action=backup_to_remote

      See the Request one-time backup section of the NSX-T Data Center API Guide.

    In the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, the NSX Policy Manager is merged with the NSX Manager.
  3. Restore your policy data to the upgraded NSX Manager.
    See the Restore a Backup section of the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide.