In a VMware NSX setup, before an upgrade to ESXi 7.0 and later, make sure that the NSX kernel module is part of the image or upgrade baseline.
- Create an extension baseline with a newly uploaded NSX kernel module. For more information, see Managing Host and Cluster Lifecycle.
- Create a custom image profile with the NSX kernel module. For more information, see Upgrade ESXi by a Custom Image Profile in a VMware NSX Setup.
- Use PowerCLI to create a new ISO image. For more information, see Upgrade ESXi in a VMware NSX Setup with a New ISO Image.
- Use ESXCLI. For more information, see Use ESXCLI to Upgrade ESXi Hosts in a VMware NSX Setup.