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How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Hello All,

 

Could some please share the procedure to convert a 7-Mode (FAS8020/8.2.3P3) to Cluster-Mode 9.2, got the licenses.

 

Thanks

Chaitan

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Hi

 

If you are running a release earlier than Data ONTAP 8.3.x, you cannot upgrade directly to ONTAP 9.0 or 9.1. You must upgrade to Data ONTAP 8.3.x first, then upgrade to ONTAP 9.0 or 9.1.

Refer https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2507747

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Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Thanks for your response.

 

Could you please share the procedure to be done on the NetApp to make it ready to be converted to cluster mode please, any setenv settings to be changed ?

 

Thanks

Chaitan

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Changing setenv will reset the system and data will be lost. Refer https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1636041 to do an upgrade to 8.3

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Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Hi

 

Just to put it in to simple words. Going from 7-mode to cluster mode is "scorched earth".

 

You will need to wipe the filer and lose all data.

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

They where build for testing, now we don't need them anymore... so it will be a complete wipeout, will be repurposed for next project.

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Hi,

 

The basic process is outlined at https://kb.netapp.com/support/s/article/ka31A0000000zq3QAA/how-to-repurpose-a-data-ontap-8-1-x-or-later-7-mode-node-to-a-clustered-data-ontap-8-3-node...

 

Download the regular and netboot 9.2 images and make them available over HTTP. Once the boot loader variables are set, netboot with the 9.2 netboot image, then from the boot menu of that, "install new software" and point it at the location of the 9.2 installer.

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Hi Chiatan, how are you doing?

 

This hotsite and systems will help you to transition your systems: https://transition.netapp.com/

 

There is an step-by-step wizard and, if you have the ASUP activated, it will verify your systems configuration.

 

You'll need to transition your license from 7-Mode to cDOT before start the transition ok?

 

att

 

Diego Flaborea

Re: How to Convert 7-Mode (8.2.3P3) to Cluster mode (9.2)

Thanks a lot Sir.