The following article will walk you through the prerequisites you will need to complete based on each phase of the automated vCenter v6.7U4 upgrade project. Please check your email for all OVHcloud communications relating to this project.
NSX v6.4.6 Upgrade Phase
I. Pre-Upgrade Requirements
In order to successfully pass your NSX Admin version upgrade pre-checks, the customer managing the Private Cloud environment is responsible for completing the following steps (based on active use). Without following these steps, your pre-check will fail and your maintenance window will be re-scheduled for a later date.
- Disable High Availability (HA) - Before disabling your HA feature, you will want to ensure that you have your HA configurations retained so that you can re-enable the exact HA configurations post-upgrade without delay.
II. Post-Upgrade Requirements
OVHcloud's Hosted Private Cloud Engineering team will notify customers via email of a successful NSX Admin v6.4.6 upgrade phase. We use these emails to trigger private cloud customers to assess and understand the next steps they need to take to ensure their appliances remain available in an efficient manner. These are the recommended steps based on if your business needs require active use. Please note that if your needs require this, and you do not follow these steps, your appliances may not run effectively.
- Redeploy your NSX EDGE - Each NSX EDGE appliance in use will require you to redeploy post-upgrade. Redeploying each EDGE may come with an impact of downtime of 10-15 secs on average. Please assess and plan your needs accordingly.
- Re-enable High Availability (HA) - You will want to revisit your previously retained configurations for HA as mentioned in the pre-upgrade steps above, so that you can re-enable without delay.
Following these steps will ensure minimal delays and the best possible experience with our automation project.
Should you have technical questions when following these steps, you can always create a support request for our Cloud Support Engineers at any time in your OVHcloud Control Panel.
Please check back as we near the next automation upgrade phase for the vCenter Minor upgrade. We will post the pre-requisites and post-upgrade details for that phase accordingly.