Before you can upgrade vCenter and ESX/ESXi hosts registered to vCloud Director, you must upgrade vShield Manager servers attached to the vCenter servers.

Before you upgrade a vCenter server attached to vCloud Director, upgrade the vShield Manager server associated with the upgraded vCenter server. Upgrading vShield Manager interrupts access to vShield Manager administrative functions, but does not interrupt network services.

At least one upgraded cell in your vCloud Director installation must be running before you begin this upgrade. The cell is responsible for writing data about the upgraded vShield Manager to the vCloud Director database.


Upgrade vShield Manager.

Follow the procedure in the vShield Quick Start Guide. After this upgrade completes, vShield Manager notifies vCloud Director that it has a new version. It can take several minutes before vShield Manager sends the notification and vCloud Director processes it.


After you have upgraded vShield manager, you must upgrade all vCenter and ESX/ESXi hosts before you upgrade the vShield Edge appliances that the upgraded vShield Manager manages.