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Upgrading to vShield Edge 5.1.x fails with the error: Failed to upgrade Niobe VSE to SPOCK gateway (2039554)

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  • When upgrading the vShield Edge device from 5.0.x to 5.1.x, the upgrade task in the vCenter Recent Tasks pane fails
  • The new vShield Edge device is powered down and deleted, and the old device is reverted
  • The vShield Manager log contains entries similar to:

    “Info 2012-11-06 15:39:12.212 GMT *** *** 22: Updating the new edge 'edge-9' with all feature configurations for network 'dvportgroup-4473'
    Error 2012-11-06 15:39:13.419 GMT *** *** 22: Failed to upgrade Niobe VSE to SPOCK gateway
    vShield Edge:13003:[StaticRouting] Invalid nextHop ''. NextHop must not be a Vnic assigned IP Address.:null, 
    vShield Edge:13004:[StaticRouting] Invalid network ''. It overlaps with be a Vnic assigned IP Address.:null”


When trying to upgrade the vShield Edge device, the installation is finding a static route in the configuration of the existing device, which conflicts with the network settings for the vNIC.


To resolve this issue, remove the static route from the configuration of the existing vShield Edge device, then retry the upgrade.

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