The upgrade components have interdependencies. When upgrading the components, you must follow a particular upgrade sequence for minimal impact to running workloads and for avoiding interoperability issues.

Note:

This upgrade sequence applies to both 2-Pod and 3-Pod designs.

The following table lists the sequence in which you upgrade the components of Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.2 to Telco Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Director Edition 2.5:

vCloud NFV components

Management Pod

Resource and Edge Pod

Disaster Recovery Pod

VMware Cloud Director® Cells and Database

1

VMware vSphere® Replication™

2

4

VMware Site Recovery Manager™

3

5

VMware vCenter™ Server/VMware vSphere Update Manager

6

11

7

NSX-T Edge* -> host VIBs -> Manager Upgrade

* In the management pod, NSX-T edge upgrade is required for LB

8

8

VMware ESXi™ & VMware vSAN™

10

Note: All the ESXi Servers from the cluster will be rebooted after this upgrade.

12

Note: All the ESXi Servers from the cluster will be rebooted after this upgrade.

9

Note: All the ESXi Servers from the cluster will be rebooted after this upgrade.

VMware vRealize® Network Insight™

13

VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™

13

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

13

VMware vRealize® Operations™

13