Before you upgrade a vCenter Server system and hosts attached to vCloud Director, you must upgrade the vShield Manager or NSX Manager that is associated with that vCenter Server system.

Upgrading vShield Manager or NSX Manager interrupts access to the administrative functions of vShield Manager or NSX Manager, but does not interrupt network services.

Verify that at least one upgraded cell in your vCloud Director installation is running before you begin the upgrade. The cell writes data about the upgraded vShield Manager or NSX Manager to the vCloud Director database.

Verify that you have the items that are required for upgrading vShield Manager or NSX Manager, depending on which one you are upgrading.

vShield Manager

NSX Manager

See the upgrade information available from the VMware vCloud Networking and Security Documentation Center at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html.

See the upgrade information available from the NSX for vSphere Documentation Center at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html.

1

Upgrade the associated vShield Manager or NSX Manager installation by following the upgrade procedure that is appropriate for the product and version to which you are upgrading.

Caution

When you upgrade to a version of NSX Manager, do not upgrade the existing associated vShield Edge appliances to NSX Edge appliances. vCloud Director does not support NSX Edge appliances. When you use NSX Manager with vCloud Director, vCloud Director uses NSX Manager to create vShield Edge appliances.

Option

Action

Upgrade an associated vShield Manager to a later version of vShield Manager.

See the Upgrade vShield Manager information in the vShield Installation and Upgrade Guide at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html. Upgrade only vShield Manager, and no other vShield components. Do not upgrade the existing associated vShield Edge appliances.

Upgrade an associated vShield Manager to NSX Manager, or upgrade an associated NSX Manager to a later version of NSX Manager.

See the Upgrade to NSX Manager information in the NSX Installation and Upgrade Guide at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html. Upgrade only vShield Manager or NSX Manager, and no other vShield or NSX for vSphere components. Do not upgrade the existing associated vShield Edge appliances.

2

Repeat Step 1 for each vShield Manager or NSX Manager associated with the other vCenter Server systems registered to your cloud.

After the upgrade finishes, the now upgraded vShield Manager or NSX Manager notifies vCloud Director that the software is at a new version. It can take several minutes before the notification is sent and vCloud Director processes it.

After you upgrade each associated vShield Manager or NSX Manager, you must upgrade all of the registered vCenter Server systems and hosts before you use vCloud Director to upgrade the associated vShield Edge appliances. See Upgrade vCenter Server Systems, Hosts, and vShield Edge Appliances.