After you upgrade the control and data plane components of NSX for vSphere, upgrade the NSX Edge services gateway, universal distributed logical router, and load balancer instances. 

For each NSX Manager instance in Region A and Region B, you run an upgrade for each universal distributed logical router (UDLR), distributed logical router (DLR), and the associated edge services gateways (ESG) in each region. By using the Upgrade Coordinator, you create an upgrade plan for the edge devices for the management cluster in Region A first. Then, proceed with the remaining clusters in each region.

Table 1. NSX Manager Instances and Associated Host Clusters 

Region

NSX Manager

NSX Manager IP Address

Host Cluster

Region A

Primary NSX Manager for the management cluster

172.16.11.65

sfo01-m01-mgmt01

Primary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.16.11.66

sfo01-w01-comp01

Region B

Secondary NSX Manager for the management cluster

172.17.11.65

lax01-m01-mgmt01

Secondary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

172.17.11.66

lax01-w01-comp01

Table 2. NSX Edge Instances Upgrade Ordering for the Management Clusters

Order

Management UDLR in Region A

Management Edge in Region A with Availability Zones

Management Edge in Region B

1

sfo01m01udlr01

-

-

2

-

  • sfo01m01esg01

  • sfo01m01esg02

  • If using multiple availability zones

    • sfo02m01esg01

    • sfo02m01esg02

  • sfo01m01lb01

  • sfo01psc01

-

3

-

-

  • lax01m01esg01

  • lax01m01esg02

  • lax01m01lb01

  • lax01m01psc01

Table 3. NSX Edge Instances Upgrade Ordering Continued for the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters

Order

Compute UDLR in Region A

Edge and Compute in Region A

Edge and Compute in Region B

4

sfo01w01udlr01

-

-

5

-

  • sfo01w01dlr01

  • sfo01w01esg01

  • sfo01w01esg02

-

6

-

-

  • lax01w01dlr01

  • lax01w01esg01

  • lax01w01esg02

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management 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 of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator pane, under Networking & Security, click Installation and Upgrade.
  4. Click the Upgrade tab, select the 172.16.11.65 | Primary NSX Manager instance from the drop-down.
  5. Click Plan Upgrade in the central pane.
  6. On the Select Upgrade Plan page of the Upgrade Components wizard, click Plan Your Upgrade, and click Next.
  7. On the Plan Content page, configure the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select Components

    Universal Logical Routers

    Selected

    NSX Edges

    Selected

    Service VMs

    Deselected

    Define Pause Upgrade Options

    Pause between components

    Enabled

    Pause on error

    Enabled

  8. On the Universal Logical Routers page, select universal_routers_host_cluster, and click Edit.
  9. In the Edit Upgrade Group dialog box, verify that the following settings are configured, click OK.

    Setting

    Expected Value

    Selected Objects

    Management UDLR in Region A per NSX Edge Instances Upgrade Ordering

    Upgrade order

    Serial

  10. On the Plan NSX Edges page, select edge_host cluster, and click Edit.
  11. In the Edit Upgrade Group dialog box, verify that the following settings are configured, click OK, and click Next.

    Setting

    Expected Value

    Selected Objects

    Management Edge in Region A per NSX Edge Instances Upgrade Ordering

    Upgrade order

    Serial

    Performing the upgrade in a serialized order minimizes disruption on both the management and shared and edge compute clusters.

  12. On the Review Plan page, verify that Pause between components and Pause on error are set to Yes, and click Start Upgrade.
  13. Verify that the NSX Controllers are of version 6.4.1build_number, and click Resume to proceed to the universal logical router upgrade.
  14. Monitor the progress.
    • Upgrade tab

      Click View Details. In the Upgrade Plan Progress dialog box, you can monitor the overall progress of the Universal Logical Router upgrade.

    • NSX Edges section under the Networking & Security in the left pane

      The Status changes to Busy as the UDLR is updated.

  15. After a successful upgrade of the UDLR, on the NSX Edge page under the Networking & Security, verify that the Status column for the edge device shows Deployed, and the Version column contains the upgraded version of 6.4.1.
  16. Click the Upgrade tab again, and click Resume to proceed with the NSX Edges upgrade.
  17. Wait for upgrade of each NSX Edge instance by monitoring the progress.
  18. After all the NSX Edge instances are upgraded, on the NSX Edge page under the Networking & Security, verify that the Status column for each edge device shows Deployed, and the Version column contains the upgraded version of 6.4.1.
  19. Repeat the steps to upgrade the NSX Edge instances in the management cluster of Region B .
  20. When performing the upgrade to the secondary nodes in Region B, when prompted to provide a user name and password in the Enter Secondary Manager Credentials, enter the following credentials and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    User name

    svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

    Password

    svc-nsxmanager_user_ password

  21. Repeat the steps to upgrade the NSX Edge instances in the shared edge and compute cluster, starting with Region A and followed by Region B.