After you have upgraded vCloud Director and vShield Manager or NSX Manager, you must upgrade the vCenter Server systems and hosts attached to your cloud. After all of the attached vCenter Server systems and hosts are upgraded, then you must use vCloud Director to upgrade the associated vShield Edge appliances by redeploying edge gateways or resetting the vApp networks.

Verify that you have already upgraded each vShield Manager or NSX Manager that is associated with the vCenter Server systems that are attached to your cloud. See Upgrade the Existing vShield Manager or NSX Manager That Is Associated with an Attached vCenter Server System.

1

Upgrade the attached vCenter Server system.

See the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide.

2

Verify all vCloud Director public URLs and certificate chains.

On the Administration tab of the vCloud Director Web console, click Public Addresses in the left pane. Enter values for all fields

3

(Optional) If you have configured vCloud Director to use vCenter Single Sign On, you must unregister and re-register vCloud Director with the vCenter Lookup Service.

a

Log in to vCloud Director as a system administrator using a local or LDAP account. Do not use vCenter Single Sign On for this log in.

b

Unregister vCloud Director with the vCenter Lookup Service.

On the Administration tab of the vCloud Director Web console, click Federation in the left pane, and click Unregister. You must provide the appropriate vCenter administrator credentials to complete this action.

c

Register vCloud Director with the vCenter Lookup Service.

See "Configure vCloud Director to use vCenter Single Sign On" in thevCloud Director Administrator's Guide

4

Refresh the vCenter Server system's registration with vCloud Director.

a

In the vCloud Director Web console, click the Manage & Monitor tab and click vCenters in the left pane.

b

Right-click the vCenter Server name and select Refresh.

c

Click Yes.

5

Upgrade each host that the upgraded vCenter Server system supports.

See the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide. For each host, the upgrade requires the following steps:

a

In the vCloud Director Web console, disable the host.

On the Manage and Monitor page, click Hosts, then right-click the host and select Disable Host.

b

Use the vCenter Server system to put the host into maintenance mode and allow all the virtual machines on that host to migrate to another host.

c

Upgrade the host.

To ensure that you have enough upgraded host capacity to support the virtual machines in your cloud, upgrade hosts in small batches. When you do this, host agent upgrades can complete in time to allow virtual machines to migrate back to the upgraded host.

d

Use the vCenter Server system to reconnect the host.

e

Upgrade the vCloud Director host agent on the host.

See "Upgrade an ESX/ESXi Host Agent" in the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide.

f

In the vCloud Director Web console, enable the host.

On the Manage and Monitor page, click Hosts, then right-click the host and select Enable Host.

g

Use the vCenter Server system to take the host out of maintenance mode.

6

Use your upgraded vCloud Director to upgrade all vShield Edge appliances managed by the upgraded vShield Manager or NSX Manager associated with the upgraded vCenter Server system.

Caution

If the upgraded vCenter Server system is associated with NSX Manager instead of vShield Manager, only use the methods described in this step to automatically upgrade the vShield Edge appliances using vCloud Director. Do not use any other methods to upgrade the 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.

An appropriate upgrade of a vShield Edge appliance occurs automatically when you use either the vCloud Director Web console or REST API to reset a network that vShield Edge protects.

For an edge gateway, redeploying the edge gateway upgrades the vShield Edge appliance associated with that edge gateway.

For vApp networks that the virtual machines connect to, such as routed vApp networks, isolated vApp networks, or fenced organization virtual datacenter networks, resetting the vApp network from within the context of the vApp upgrades the vShield Edge appliance associated with that network. To use vCloud Director Web console to reset a vApp network from within the context of a vApp, navigate to the Networking tab for the vApp, display its networking details, right-click the vApp network, and select Reset Network.

For more information on how to redeploy edge gateways and reset vApp networks, see the vCloud Director Web console online help or the vCloud API Programming Guide, depending on which method you want to use.

Repeat this procedure for the other vCenter Server systems registered to your cloud.