To upgrade to NSX 6.2.x, you must upgrade the vCloud Networking and Security components in the order in which they are documented in this guide.

vCloud Networking and Security components must be upgraded in the following order:

  1. vShield Manager to NSX Manager

  2. Deploy NSX Controller Cluster - optional, required for logical (distributed) routers and changing control plane mode to hybrid or unicast

  3. Upgrade Clusters and Hosts

  4. Update Transport Zone - optional, if NSX Controller cluster is deployed, can change control plane mode to hybrid or unicast

  5. vShield App to NSX Distributed Firewall

  6. vShield Edge to NSX Edge

  7. vShield Endpoint to NSX Guest Introspection

The upgrade process is managed by the vShield Manager. If the upgrade of a component fails or is interrupted and you need to repeat or restart the upgrade, the process begins from the point at which it stopped; it does not start over from the beginning.

The upgrade status is updated for each node and at the cluster level.