The upgrade sequence upgrades the Management plane at the end.

Note: In the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, the NSX Controller is merged with the NSX Manager during upgrade.

During the management plane upgrade, the NSX Controller cluster data and services are migrated to the NSX Manager.

After you upgrade the Management plane, you can join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) for NSX-T Data Center. See Customer Experience Improvement Program in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide for more information, including how to join or leave the program.