2013-02-19 04:37 PM
I have an FAS2040 running DOT 8.1 7-mode. I'm going to wipe it out completely (data migration is not important for my project) and install 8.1 C-mode on it.
I've downloaded 812P1_e_image.tgz and have run "software update" and it appeared to simply install DOT 8.1.2 7-mode on the controller. I rebooted, and entered the Boot Menu, and reinitialized the disks (option 4), but once again, it came back up on 7-mode by default. I was expecting to be prompted for 7-mode or C-mode during the setup, but this did not happen.
What am I missing here? I have not been able to locate any documents or forum threads on how to install the C-mode software image. All comments, tips and insight on the process are very welcome here. Thanks!
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2013-02-19 08:08 PM
Are you going to be using the 2040 for test purposes?
You can convert an existing 7-mode system to c-mode by following the steps in this KB article: https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1013517&cat=DATA_ONTAP_8_CLUSTER_MODE&actp=LIST
You will also need to keep licensing in mind.
2013-02-19 08:33 PM
Yes, our old FAS2040 is only for testing - hence our best candidate to try out C-mode.
Thanks a bunch for the link to the KB. I missed it while reading through the KB listings under C-mode. I'm going through it now... will know in a few hours once all the zeroing is done!