After you upgrade vCenter Server and ESXi in the shared edge and compute clusters in Region A and Region B, upgrade the vSphere Distributed Switch in Region B to install the new features of switch in the latest release in the environment.


Back up the configuration of the distributed switch. See the VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore documentation.


  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. In the Navigator, click Networking and expand the comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Right-click the vDS-Comp01 distributed switch and select Upgrade > Upgrade Distributed Switch.

    The Upgrade Distributed Switch wizard appears.

  4. On the Configure upgrade page, click Next.
  5. On the Check compatibility page, review host compatibility and click Next.
  6. Review the upgrade configuration and click Finish.