After you upgrade the SDDC components that provide infrastructure management, upgrade the ESXi hosts and vSphere Distributed Switch instances for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A and Region B.

Table 1. Shared Edge and Compute ESXi Hosts in the SDDC

Region

Cluster Name

Fully Qualified Domain Name

IP Address

Region A

sfo01-m01-mgmt01

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.101

sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.102

sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.103

sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.104

sfo01w01esxxx.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.1xx

Region B

lax01-m01-mgmt01

lax01w01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.101

lax01w01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.102

lax01w01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.103

lax01w01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.104

lax01w01esxxx.lax01.rainpole.local

172.17.31.1xx

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the system hardware complies with the ESXi requirements. See VMware Compatibility Guide. Check for the following compatibility areas:

    • System compatibility

    • I/O compatibility with network and host bus adapter (HBA) cards

    • Storage compatibility

    • Backup software compatibility

    • Compatibility of the firmware for the network and host bus adapter (HBA) cards (Upgrade the firmware accordingly.)

    • BIOS compatibility (Upgrade the BIOS on the ESXi hosts accordingly.)

  • To have tenant workloads automatically migrated from hosts while they are being upgraded, verify that vSphere DRS on the shared edge and compute cluster is set to Fully Automated during the upgrade operations.

  • Download the ESXi 6.7 Update 1 customized image (.zip archive) from your server vendor support site. Download multiple customized ESXi images for corresponding server hardware, if hardware differences between the ESXi hosts in the shared edge and compute clusters in Region A and Region B exist.

    Note:

    For example, for DellEMC servers you download the VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-build_number.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-XXX.zip from DellEMC support site for ESXi 6.7 Update 1.