To complete your upgrade of the shared edge and compute cluster in the SDDC, update the shared edge and compute ESXi hosts in Region A and Region B. You use vSphere Update Manager for automated host upgrade across the shared edge and compute cluster.

About this task

Table 1. Shared Edge and Compute ESXi Hosts in the SDDC

Region

IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Cluster Name

Region A

172.16.31.101

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01-mgmt01

172.16.31.102

sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.103

sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.104

sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.1xx

sfo01w01esxxx.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

172.17.31.101

lax01w01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01-m01-mgmt01

172.17.31.102

lax01w01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.103

lax01w01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.104

lax01w01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.1xx

lax01w01esxxx.lax01.rainpole.local

Note:

VMware Validated Design 4.1 introduces a new convention for host and object names in the SDDC. The step-by-step upgrade guidance uses the new names for both the pre- and post-upgrade SDDC setups. For information about the new convention, see Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the system hardware complies with the ESXi requirements. See VMware Compatibility Guide. Check for the following compatibility areas:

    • System compatibility

    • I/O compatibility with network and host bus adapter (HBA) cards

    • Storage compatibility

    • Backup software compatibility

    • Compatibility of the firmware for the network and host bus adapter (HBA) cards. Upgrade the firmware accordingly.

    • BIOS compatibility. Upgrade the BIOS on the ESXi hosts accordingly.

  • Allocate sufficient disk space on the host for the upgrade.

  • Verify that vSphere DRS on the shared edge and compute cluster is set to Fully Automated for the duration of the upgrade operations to have tenant workloads automatically migrated from hosts while they are being upgraded.

What to do next

  • Verify that the ESXi hosts in the shared edge and compute cluster are operational after the upgrade. See Validate ESXi Hosts in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.