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

You start with the NSX Manager nodes for the management cluster. Next, you continue with the NSX Manager nodes for the shared edge and compute cluster. You must upgrade the primary and all secondary NSX Manager instances to the same version in the same maintenance window. However, you can perform the upgrade of the management clusters and the shared edge and compute clusters in the same or separate maintenance windows.

Table 1. NSX Manager Nodes in the SDDC

Order

Region

NSX Manager Instance

NSX Appliance URL

vCenter Server URL

1

Region A

Primary NSX Manager for the management cluster

https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

2

Region B

Secondary NSX Manager for the management cluster

https://lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

3

Region A

Primary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

https://sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

4

Region B

Secondary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

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 by 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, click the Choose File button and navigate to the VMware-NSX-Manager-upgrade-bundle-6.4.4-build_number.tar.gz upgrade bundle on your file system.
  4. Click Open and click Continue.
    The NSX Manager starts uploading the upgrade bundle.
  5. After the upload is complete, in the Upgrade dialog box, configure the following settings and click Upgrade.

    Setting

    Value

    Do you want to enable SSH?

    Yes

    Do you want to join the VMware Customer Experience Program

    Yes

    You are logged out of the NSX Manager user interface.

  6. 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 by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password nsx_manager_admin_password
  7. Click Upgrade and verify that the Upgrade tab shows the following configuration.

    Setting

    Expected Value

    Upgrade State

    Complete

    Current Software Version

    6.4.4-build_number

  8. Log in to 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 by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  9. In the vSphere Web Client, check for the latest NSX plug-in. 
    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    2. In the Navigator pane, under Solutions, click Client Plug-Ins.
    3. Verify that tha NSX plugins are upgraded to version 6.4.4.
  10. Perform a fresh backup of the primary NSX Manager, sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    You cannot restore the new NSX Manager from previous backups.
  11. To complete the NSX Manager upgrade in the management cluster, repeat the steps for the secondary NSX Manager, lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local.
  12. 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.