Upgrade of NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1 - Logo

Welcome in the next from the Homelab upgrade series. Today as a part of the update we will cover upgrade of NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1. VMware NSX 6.3.0 was the first release which supports vSphere 6.5. I already covered upgrade of ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 using different method along with vCenter Server upgrade.

Prerequisites

First and most critical part of the upgrade is to check on VMware Product Interoperability Matrix https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php#upgrade&solution=93 if the upgrade path is supported.

Upgrade of NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1 - 1

In my Homelab I am using NSX 6.2.4 Build 4292526 and upgrade to NSX 6.3.1 as a direct upgrade path is supported.

Second and perhaps most critical part of the upgrade is to perform the backup of NSX Manager. Once done let’s start with NSX upgrade.

Upgrade of NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1

  1. Login to NSX Manager and click Upgrade.
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  2. Once again click Upgrade and point to NSX Manager upgrade bundle. Click continue.
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  3. Upgrade bundle upload starts. Once the upload is finished upgrade process will start.
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  4. Upgrade take a while. After few minutes and a reboot, we successfully upgraded NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1.
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Summary

This post showed you how to upgrade existing NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1.

Upgrade of NSX 6.2.4 to NSX 6.3.1
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I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 years in the IT industry specializing in VMware virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.

My experience and skills has been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization, Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014 - 2017 and VMware vExpert NSX 2017 Award.

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