After you upgrade the Cloud Management Platform and operations management component, you must upgrade the components of the virtual infrastructure layer of the SDDC.

Results

Table 1. VMware Validated Design Upgrade Sequence for the Virtual Infrastructure and Business Continuity Layers

Order

Component

Sub-Component

1

vSphere Data Protection

-

2

Post-Upgrade Reconfiguration for Business Continuity (Backup and Restore)

-

3

NSX for vSphere

NSX Managers

NSX Controllers

NSX Networking Fabric

NSX Edges

4

Post-Upgrade Reconfiguration for Virtual Infrastructure (Networking)

-

5

Platform Services Controllers

-

vCenter Server

-

vSphere Replication

-

Site Recovery Manager

-

6

Post-Upgrade Reconfiguration

  • Business Continuity (Disaster Recovery)

  • Virtual Infrastructure (Compute Infrastructure)

-

7

vSphere Update Manager Download Service

-

8

ESXi

-

9

Post-Upgrade Reconfiguration for Virtual Infrastructure (Compute Infrastructure)

-

10

vSAN

-

11

Post-Upgrade Reconfiguration for Virtual Infrastructure (Storage)

-