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

sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01-mgmt01

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.16.11.66

sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-w01dc > sfo01-w01-comp01

Region B

NSX Manager for the management cluster

172.17.11.65

lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc > lax01-m01-mgmt01

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.17.11.66

lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-w01dc > lax01-w01-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.

  • Verify that no ESXi hosts are in maintenance mode within vCenter Server.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator pane, under Networking & Security click Installation and click the Host Preparation tab.
  4. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select the IP address 172.16.11.65 (Role: Primary) of the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region A.
  5. If the Installation Status reports Not Ready, click on the Actions button and select Resolve.

    Allow for the ESXi hosts to re-synchronize with NSX. After synchronization is complete, all of the ESXi hosts should display a ready state, indicated by a green check mark, with a version of 6.3.1.build_number.

  6. Under NSX Components Installation on Hosts, click Upgrade available next to the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
  7. In the Upgrade confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
  8. After all ESXi hosts have Installation Status to Not Ready, click the Actions button and select Resolve once again.

    The Installation Status changes to In Progress... as each of the ESXi host is updated. Each host is placed into maintenance mode with the virtual machines on migrated from the host, and updated. During this time, you mught use the Refresh button to periodically refresh the session to see the dynamically changing installation status.

  9. Allow for each ESXi host to be updated in the management cluster in Region A.

    After all hosts are updated completed, they are in a ready state, indicated by a green check mark, with a version of 6.3.3.build_number.

  10. Repeat the steps to update the NSX components on the other clusters in Region A and Region B.