VMware Validated Designs reduce risk and time in performing updates and upgrades by validating the procedures and software versions associated with each VMware Validated Design release. Consider the policy, upgrade paths, system requirements and upgrade sequence for successful SDDC upgrade.
Upgrade Policy VMware Validated Designs provide validated instructions for update and upgrade of the SDDC management products according to an upgrade validation policy.
Upgrade Paths and Application Upgrade Sequence You must comply with the path and sequence for SDDC upgrade to version 4.1 of this VMware Validated Design.
VMware Software Versions in the Upgrade You upgrade each management products of the SDDC to a specific version according to the software bill of materials of this validated design.
Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design VMware Validated Design 4.1 introduces a new naming convention for the management components and objects across the SDDC stack for fast identification of objects in the SDDC and for scale-out of the infrastructure blocks. Use the map between the names of the management components in Region A and Region B in version 4 and the names in version 4.1 to apply the upgrade guidance.
System Requirements for the SDDC Upgrade Before you upgrade the layers of the SDDC, verify that your system meets the general system requirements for this operation.
Best Practices in SDDC Upgrades Prepare for the SDDC upgrade and perform certain activities after the upgrade is complete to guarantee the operational state of the environment.