1 Reply Latest reply on May 20, 2017 12:14 PM by Sreec

    NSX 6.3 Upgrade - Guest Introspection and Trend Deep Security Requirements

    jaelae Novice

      In previous upgrades of NSX, I ended up having disabled things like Trend Deep Security and Guest Introspection (by removing them from the clusters). However, I don't believe this is entirely necessary based on reading through NSX documentation. As far as Guest Introspection, it is my understanding that this should be left alone during the NSX upgrade from 6.2.4 to 6.3.1. Once upgraded on the Manager, Controllers, and Hosts - Guest Introspection should prompt for an in place Upgrade.

       

      However, what is not clear is when I use a third party application like Trend Deep Security. This creates another set of VMS on each cluster leveraging guest introspection for Antivirus scans on the host level. I am concerned with an issue occurring during the upgrade if I leave Trend enabled. Should this be removed and readied after upgrade is complete?

       

       

      My main hesitation is that Trend, when installed on a running cluster, will not protect VMS that are currently on it. You then have to manually activate each VM or vMotion VMS for them to trigger the activation.