NSX for vSphere was released on December 4th and I’m sure you all dropped everything to get the bits upgraded in your lab environments. Good news is if your installs took as long as mine you might still have time to read this before they finish 😉 In all seriousness I would recommend setting aside a good amount of time. I have 3 clusters with a total of 8 hosts and 5 Edge Gateways it took a total of about 5 hours to complete the upgrade. Worst part is I told my wife I would be an hour and then we could go Christmas Shopping. Not good 😉 Good news is if you finish in 2 hours you get the rest of the day off. Seriously your boss called me and said that would be fine. Oh and if you are running EVO:Rail the upgrade only takes 1/4th of the time……. j/k.
To start you will need to download the upgrade bundle. IF you haven’t already I have the link in my post about the release.
First thing you will want to do before starting the upgrade is take a snapshot of your NSX manager Server. No seriously take a snapshot it will only add a few minutes to the overall time. Actually mine took a little bit of time to complete.