Shut down the virtual machines of the SDDC management stack by following a strict order to avoid data loss and faults in the components.

Before you begin:

  • Verify that virtual machines are not running on snapshots.

  • Ensure verified backups of all management and tenant virtual machines are available.

  • If a data protection solution is running on the management clusters, ensure that the solution is properly shutdown following the vendor guidance.

  • If the hosts in a vSAN cluster are to be shut down, appropriately shut down the tenant workloads in the shared edge and compute cluster.

Shutting down the management virtual machines:

  • Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 2142676 for information on verifying the state of the vSAN cluster before a shutdown.

  • Shut down the virtual machines of the SDDC management stack by following the shutdown order provided in the following table.

  • Ensure that the console of the virtual machine and its services are fully shut down before moving to the next virtual machine.

Note:

The vCenter Server instances, NSX load balancers for the Platform Services Controllers, the Platform Services Controllers, and the management clusters are the last virtual machines to be shut down.

Virtual Machine Name in Region A

Virtual Machine Name in Region B

Shutdown Order

vRealize Log Insight

Total Number of VMs (3)

vRealize Log Insight

Total Number of VMs (3)

1

sfo01vrli01c

lax01vrli01c

1

sfo01vrli01b

lax01vrli01b

1

sfo01vrli01a

lax01vrli01a

2

vRealize Operations  Manager

Total Number of VMs (5)

vRealize Operations  Manager

Total Number of VMs (2)

1

sfo01vropsc01b

lax01vropsc01b

1

sfo01vropsc01a

lax01vropsc01a

1

vrops01svr01c

-

2

vrops01svr01b

-

3

vrops01svr01a

-

4

vRealize Business for Cloud

Total Number of VMs (2)

Realize Business for Cloud

Total Number of VMs (2)

2

sfo01vrbc01

lax01vrbc01

1

vrb01svr01

-

2

vRealize Automation

Total Number of VMs (11)

vRealize Automation

Total Number of VMs (2)

3

vra01dem01a

-

1

vra01dem01b

-

1

sfo01ias01b

lax01ias01b

1

sfo01ias01a

lax01ias01a

1

vra01ims01b

-

2

vra01ims01a

-

2

vra01iws01b

-

3

vra01iws01a

-

4

vra01svr01b

-

5

vra01svr01a

-

5

vra01mssql01

-

6

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Total Number of VMs (2)

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Total Number of VMs (2)

4

sfo01m01vrms01

lax01m01vrms01

1

sfo01m01srm01

lax01m01srm01

2

Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

Total Number of VMs (1)

Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

Total Number of VMs (1)

4

sfo01umds01

lax01umds01

1

Core Stack

Total Number of VMs  (26)

Core Stack

Total Number of VMs  (16)

5

sfo01m01lb01 (0,1)

lax01m01lb01 (0,1)

1

sfo01m01udlr01 (0,1)

-

1

sfo01m01esg01

lax01m01esg01

1

sfo01m01esg02

lax01m01esg02

1

sfo01w01udlr01 (0,1)

-

1

sfo01w01dlr01 (0,1)

lax01w01dlr01 (0,1)

1

sfo01w01esg01

lax01w01esg01

1

sfo01w01esg02

lax01w01esg02

1

sfo01m01nsx01

lax01m01nsx01

2

sfo01w01nsx01

lax01w01nsx01

2

sfo01m01nsxc01

-

3

sfo01m01nsxc02

-

3

sfo01m01nsxc03

-

3

sfo01w01nsxc01

-

3

sfo01w01nsxc02

-

3

sfo01w01nsxc03

-

3

sfo01m01vc01

lax01m01vc01

4

sfo01w01vc01

lax01w01vc01

4

sfo01psc01 (0,1)

lax01psc01 (0,1)

5

sfo01w01psc01

lax01w01psc01

6

sfo01m01psc01

lax01m01psc01

6

Shutting down the ESXi hosts in the vSAN clusters:

  • Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 2142676 for information on preparing and shutting down ESXi hosts in vSAN clusters.