If your vSphere with Tanzu Workload Domain is required to be shut down or started up, ensure that your infrastructure administrator performs these operations in the specified order to avoid the risk of any inconsistency or data loss.

The shutdown and startup operations in your vSphere with Tanzu environment must be performed in a specified order. Follow the information provided in the "Shut Down and Start Up the vSphere with Tanzu Workload Domain" topic in the vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management documentation.

Note: NSX Application Platform environments running on an Upstream Kubernetes cluster follow a similar sequence of operations (without the Tanzu components).