To avoid data loss and maintain the components and workloads of your vSphere with Tanzu environment operational, you must follow the specified order when shutting down or starting up the components.

Typically, you perform the shutdown and startup operations after you apply a patch, upgrade, or restore your vSphere with Tanzu environment.

The vSphere with Tanzu solution, including Tanzu Kubernetes clusters provisioned by the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service, is part of the vSphere software defined data center (SDDC). As such, you must take into consideration the entire vSphere infrastructure stack when performing a shut down and start up of your vSphere with Tanzu environment. Refer to the following validated set of procedures for shutdown and start up of the vSphere SDDC including vSphere with Tanzu: