When you upgrade the NSX components in Region A and Region B, upgrade the NSX Manager instances first.

About this task

You start with the NSX Manager nodes for the management cluster first and then continue with the NSX Manager nodes for the shared edge and compute cluster.

Table 1. NSX Manager Details

Order

Region

NSX Manager Instance

NSX Appliance URL

vCenter Server URL

1

Region A

NSX Manager for the management cluster that is configured as primary

https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

2

Region B

NSX Manager for the management cluster that is as secondary

https://lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

3

Region A

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster that is as primary

https://sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

4

Region B

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster that is as secondary.

https://lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management NSX Manager appliance user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      nsx_manager_admin_password

  2. Click Upgrade and on the Upgrade page, click Upload Bundle.
  3. In the Upgrade dialog box, browse your file system to locate the VMware-NSX-Manager-upgrade-bundle-6.3.x-build_number.tar.gz upgrade bundle.
  4. Once the file has been located, click Open and click Continue.

    The NSX Manager starts uploading the bundle.

  5. After the upload is complete, in the Upgrade dialog box, select Yes next to Do you want to enable SSH? and Do you want to join the VMware Customer Experience Program, and click Upgrade.
  6. After the upgrade is complete, if not already logged in, log in to the NSX Manager instance for the management cluster again and verify that the Upgrade tab shows the following configuration.

    Setting

    Expected Value

    Upgrade State

    Complete

    Current Software Version

    the version and build in the upgrade bundle you installed

    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      nsx_manager_admin_password

  7. After you upgrade the NSX Manager, check for the latest NSX plug-in within 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

    3. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    4. In the Navigator pane, under Solutions, click Client Plug-Ins.
    5. In the Client Plug-Ins section, click Check for New Plug-ins.
    6. In the pop-up window Checking for New Plug-ins, click Go to the Event Console.
    7. In the Events Console, using the filter, enter plug-in. You should observe two events that recently occurred:
      The	 deployment of plug-in NSX user interface plugin 6.3.3.xxxxxxx has started
      The deployment of plug-in NSX user interface plugin 6.3.3.xxxxxxx is successful
    8. Once both events were observed, log out and back into the vSphere Web Client, navigate back to the Client Plug-Ins section, and verify that the vShield Manager Version has been updated properly.
  8. Perform a fresh backup of the primary NSX Manager because the old backups can not be restored to the new NSX Manager version.

    See the VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore documentation.

  9. Repeat the steps for the secondary NSX Manager lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local to complete the NSX Manager upgrade in the management cluster.
  10. Perform a fresh backup of the secondary NSX Manager because the old backups can not be restored to the new NSX Manager version.

    See the VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore documentation.

  11. Repeat the procedure for the shared edge and compute cluster.

    You start with the primary NSX Manager sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local and complete the upgrade with the secondary NSX Manager lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local.