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. For more information, see the VMware Validated Design Shutdown and Startup documentation that provides step-by-step instructions for these operations.