VMware Validated Design Upgrade provides step-by-step instructions for updating VMware solutions in a software-defined data center (SDDC) that is deployed according to VMware Validated Design™ for Software-Defined Data Center.

Before you start an update in your SDDC, make sure that you are familiar with the update or upgrade planning guidance that is part of this guide.


VMware Validated Design Upgrade is validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes and Upgrade Policy for more information about supported product versions for this release.

Intended Audience

VMware Validated Design Upgrade is intended for infrastructure administrators and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to keep VMware software up-to-date with the latest versions available.

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.