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TOC – Upgrade steps
Configure Hosts

You can customize the upgrade sequence of the hosts, disable certain hosts from the upgrade, or pause the upgrade at various stages of the upgrade process.

OptionDescription
SerialUpgrade all the host upgrade unit groups consecutively.
This selection is useful to maintain the step-by-step upgrade of the host components. .
ParallelUpgrade all the host upgrade unit groups simultaneously. You can upgrade up to five hosts simultaneously.
When an upgrade unit fails to upgradeSelect to pause the upgrade process if any host upgrade fails.
After each group completesSelect to pause the upgrade process after each host upgrade unit group finishes upgrading.
Manage Host Upgrade Unit Groups

Hosts in a ESXi cluster appear in one host upgrade unit group in the upgrade coordinator. You can move these hosts from one host upgrade unit group to another host upgrade unit group.

Upgrade Hosts
  • Click Start to upgrade the hosts.
  • Click Refresh and monitor the upgrade process.
  • Click Run Post Checks to make sure that the upgraded hosts and NSX-T Data Center do not have any problems.
  • BEFORE the upgrade, verify the version of NSX-T Data Center packages
esxcli software vib list | grep nsx
 nsx-adf              3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-cfgagent         3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-context-mux      3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-cpp-libs         3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-esx-datapath     3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-exporter         3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-host             3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-ids              3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-monitoring       3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-mpa              3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-nestdb           3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-netopa           3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-opsagent         3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-platform-client  3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-proto2-libs      3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-proxy            3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-gevent    1.1.0-15366959         VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-greenlet  0.4.14-16723199        VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-logging   3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-protobuf  2.6.1-16723197         VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-utils     3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-sfhc             3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-shared-libs      3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-vdpi             3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsxcli               3.1.1.0.0-7.0.17483060 VMware  VMwareCertified
  • AFTER the upgrade is successful, verify that the latest version of NSX-T Data Center packages
esxcli software vib list | grep nsx
 nsx-adf              3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-cfgagent         3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-context-mux      3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-cpp-libs         3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-esx-datapath     3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-exporter         3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-host             3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-ids              3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-monitoring       3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-mpa              3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-nestdb           3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-netopa           3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-opsagent         3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-platform-client  3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-proto2-libs      3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-proxy            3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-gevent    1.1.0-15366959         VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-greenlet  0.4.14-16723199        VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-logging   3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-protobuf  2.6.1-16723197         VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-python-utils     3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-sfhc             3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-shared-libs      3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsx-vdpi             3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified
 nsxcli               3.1.2.0.0-7.0.17883598 VMware  VMwareCertified

Author: Daniel Micanek

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