If a VNF virtual machine (VM) with the SR-IOV network adapter is running on the ESXi server, follow these steps to upgrade the ESXi server.
- Shut down the VNFs before the ESXi server reboot.
- Use one of the following methods to upgrade the ESXi server. For more information, see the VMware ESXi Upgrade Guide.
vSphere Auto Deploy
vSphere Lifecycle Manager
The ESXi host is successfully upgraded and rebooted.