Just a quick blog post in case its useful to others to see the steps of a NSX-T upgrade, in this case its from 2.3 to 2.3.1 As its holiday season, and time with the family, its a stream of screen grabs and some comments. This upgrade was performed on one of my PKS NSX-T nested environments in my home lab.
First was to perform a backup. In NSX Manager go System > Utilities > Backup. Click EDIT to edit the backup configuration.
Edit the backup configuration. In my case I’m using one of the ubuntu jump hosts
Once configured, click the BACKUP NOW button to start the backup. It’s a quick process as seen below in my env it only took 10 seconds.
In NSX Manager go System > Utilities > Upgrade. Click PROCEED to UPGRADE
Here we point to our MUB file and click UPLOAD. It will upload, extract and verify compatibility and report back that the File has been uploaded successfully. Next click BEGIN UPGRADE
You will be presented with a summary of the upgrade, such as the current version and the target version.
Click START to start the upgrade of the hosts
Host upgrade in progress
Host upgrade complete
Controller Nodes Upgrade
Management Nodes Upgrade
And thats it! Simple, painless process, just a few mouse clicks. Happy Holidays all