If your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) host is unsupported, manually upgrade your SLES host to the supported version.


Verify that the SLES host is supported. See Supported Hypervisor Upgrade Path.

SLES requires the following dependencies for the LCP package and host components to work properly.
python3, python-simplejson, python-netaddr, python-PyYAML, lsb-release, libcap-progs


  1. Follow the instructions available on the SLES web site to upgrade your host. Reboot the SLES host after the upgrade process has completed.
  2. Download the NSX kernel module for SLES x.x.
  3. Install the NSX kernel module.
    tar - xvf <path_to_kernel_module_file> 
    cd <folder_extracted_from_previous_step>
    sudo rpm -ivh *.rpm 
    rpm -qa | grep nsx 
  4. (Optional) Restart the NSX agent.
    /etc/init.d/nsx-opsagent restart