After you upgrade the NSX Manager and NSX Controller instances in Region A and Region B, update the NSX Virtual Infrastructure Bundles (VIBs) on each ESXi host in the management, and in the shared edge and compute cluster.

About this task

For each NSX Manager instance in Region A and Region B, you run an upgrade for each associated cluster. You run the upgrade on the hosts of the management cluster in Region A first and proceed with the other clusters in the two regions.

Table 1. NSX Manager Instances and Associated Host Clusters 

Region

NSX Manager

NSX Manager IP Address

Host Clusters

Region A

NSX Manager for the management cluster

172.16.11.65

mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Mgmt01

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.16.11.66

mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Comp01

Region B

NSX Manager for the management cluster

172.17.11.65

mgm01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local > LAX01 > LAX01-Mgmt01

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.17.11.66

mgm01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local > LAX01 > LAX01-Comp01

Prerequisites

  • Verify that vSphere DRS is enabled on the host clusters, and is set to Fully Automated.

  • Verify that vSphere vMotion functions correctly between all ESXi hosts within the cluster.

  • Verify that all ESXi hosts are in a connected state with vCenter Server.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, click Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click Installation and click the Host Preparation tab.
  4. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select the IP address 172.16.11.65 of the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region A.
  5. Under NSX Components Installation on Hosts, click Upgrade available next to the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster.
  6. In the confirmation dialog, click Yes.

    If the hosts must be in maintenance mode, for example, because of high availability requirements or DRS rules, the upgrade process stops and the cluster Installation Status becomes Not Ready.

  7. If the Installation Status is Not Ready because the hosts must be in maintenance mode, manually move all virtual machines from the hosts, select the cluster again and click the Resolve action.
  8. Repeat the steps to update the NSX components on the clusters in Region A and Region B.