After you upgrade the NSX Manager instance, upgrade the NSX Controller instances for the management cluster and for the shared edge and compute cluster.

For each NSX Manager that has the primary role, you start an upgrade for the connected NSX Controller cluster. During the upgrade, an upgrade file is downloaded to each controller node. The controllers are upgraded one at a time so that high availability remains persistent during the upgrade.

You upgrade the NSX Controller cluster for the management cluster in Region A first. Repeat the upgrade procedure for the NSX Controller cluster for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A. You can perform these operations in the same or separate maintenance windows.

Table 1. NSX Controller Properties in Region A


NSX Manager

NSX Manager IP Address

NSX Controller IP Address



Primary NSX Manager for the management cluster

Region A


Primary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

Region A


  1. Log in to the Management 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.



      User name




  2. In the Navigator, click Networking & Security, and click Installation.
  3. Under NSX Managers, select the NSX Manager instance and click Upgrade Available in the Controller Cluster Status column.
  4. In the Upgrade Controller dialog, click Yes.

    The Upgrade Status column in the NSX Controller nodes pane displays the upgrade status for each controller. The status starts with Downloading upgrade file, then changes to Upgrade in progress, and finally to Rebooting. After a controller is upgraded, the status becomes Upgraded.

  5. After the upgrade is complete for each NSX Controller, confirm that all are connected to the NSX Manager, verify that the NSX Controller has the following configuration the NSX Controller nodes section of the Installation page.


    Expected Value



    Software Version


  6. After the upgrade of the NSX Controller cluster of the management cluster is complete, repeat the procedure to on the NSX Controller nodes for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A.