ESXi lockdown mode support with NSX for vSphere
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ESXi lockdown mode support with NSX for vSphere

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Article ID: 341272

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Products

VMware NSX Networking

Issue/Introduction

To increase the security of your ESXi hosts, you can put them in lockdown mode. This article provides information on enabling or disabling lockdown mode on an ESXi host when used with VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x.

VMware NSX for vSphere supports lockdown mode starting with NSX version 6.1.3.


Environment

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.x

Resolution

Lockdown support with VMware ESXi 5.5.x hosts and NSX for vSphere

WorkflowLockdown Mode Support
Install and execute host preparation workflow on an unprepared cluster with hosts in lockdown modeSupported
Upgrade of NSX with hosts in lockdown modeSupported**
Add host to existing clusterSupported
Perform operations and troubleshooting on the hostNot supported


Lockdown support with VMware ESXi 6.0.x / ESXi 6.5.x hosts and NSX for vSphere

WorkflowLockdown Mode Support
Install and execute host preparation workflow on an unprepared cluster with hosts in lockdown modeSupported
Upgrade of NSX with hosts in lockdown modeSupported**
Add host to existing clusterSupported
Perform operations and troubleshooting on the hostNot supported

Notes:

To upgrade NSX hosts with lockdown mode:
  1. Install and execute the ESXi host preparation process on an unprepared cluster with hosts in lockdown mode.
  2. Upgrade NSX for vSphere with the ESXi hosts already in lockdown mode
  3. Add ESXi hosts to an existing cluster.


Additional Information

For more information, see Enabling or disabling Lockdown mode on an ESXi host (1008077).

ESXi lockdown mode support with NSX for vSphere
VMware NSX for vSphere での ESXi ロックダウン モード サポート
VMware NSX for vSphere 提供的 ESXi 锁定模式支持