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How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

HI,

I need the steps to be followed to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2 and also the build location of ONTAP 8.0.2.

Thanks,

  Arun

How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

Hi Arun,

I hope folllowing answers will help.

1.Upgradinbg from 7G to 8.0.2 7 mode:

The upgrade process of converting a filer running 7G to 8.0.2 consists of only three commands. No boot variables are needed during the conversion to 8.0.2 7mode.

NOTE: You must use the .zip extension and NOT the .tgz when going from 7G to 8.0.2.


1: software install <image path>

2: download

3: reboot

After the filer reboots, it might prompt you to update the firmware depending on the version of 7G you were running. If so then update the firmware at the LOADER prompt by issuing:

 update_flash

Once the filer updates, and if autoboot is not enabled, you can boot the filer by:

 boot_ontap

Your filer should now boot into BR.

2. You can take ONTAP 8.0.2 build from following location:

http://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/8.0.2/

Thanks & Regards,

Fahad Ahmed

How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

hi,

if you have a netapp on web account. you can use "my autosupport" to get a step by step manuel, how to update your filer.

you can find it under : my support >> my autosupport >> lunch my autosupport.

regards

Re: How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

Hi,

I have downloaded the build to my home directory. Isn't it possible to point it to that location?

Thanks,

Arun

Re: How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

Hi,

Do a software install <web dir path>

You can also do software update <web dir path> to directly load your image as boot image.

Thanks & Regards,

Fahad

Re: How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

Thanks all.

I was able to point web dir path. software install .

Thanks,

Arun

How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

I was able to upgrade successfully, but after the upgrade the ipconfiguration was reset on eth0. I had to run setup again to configure everything. Is this known behaviour?

How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

Hi Arun,

I would say this is not a common occurence. However, I would like to point back to jakob.bena's post on using upgrade advisor. By using the upgrade advisor found in my autosupport it will identify any potential problems such as this in addition to providing you a much more comprehensive and NDU instruction set.

I would say that this issue is most likely due to a misconfiguration in your /etc/rc (possibly due to newer syntax, tho unlikely). In my experience its always a good step before any filer reboot/upgrade to do a check of /etc/rc to make sure it matches your active network configuration.

Best Regards,

Adam S.

Re: How to upgrade ONTAP from 7.x to 8.0.2?

HI Adam,

Thanks for the detailed explanation, will ensure to check /etc/rc when I upgrade the next time.

Regards,

Arun.