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Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

How to Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode?

 

we are using Netapp 2552 - 7 mode we need to upgrade the cluster mode,

what are prerequiestes to take before doing the activity.

Already we are taken the all data backup. now the box is clear.

Is it required any separate liceances ? 

Is it required take any configuration or liceanses backups?

Which is stiable C.mode verison for FAS2552 model?

Please suggest.

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

Do you need to add this controller to existing C-Mode cluster or you want to build completely new cluster from scratch?

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

build completely new cluster from scratch

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

Then you need cluster license. All other licenses are the same in 7-Mode and C-Mode, but you will need to re-enter them, so make sure to have license code(s) available. You will need to contact your NetApp representative how to obtain cluster license; it makes sense to also ask him about procedure to convert from 7-Mode.

 

No backup is needed, 7-Mode configuration is not compatible with C-Mode anyway. You will need to completely configure new system from the very beginning.

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

which  CMode version support for 2552 model

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

This information is available in HWU.

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

Hi

 

latest cDOT GA is 8.3.1 which is fine for the FAS2552 - to migrate from 7 mode to cDOT you should use the 7 Mode TransitionTool (7MTT)

 

1 build new cDOT cluster

2 install 7MTT on an admin server

3 migrate data using the 7MTT

 

you will need the docs for the 7MTT and the tool itself which you can get from the NetApp support site.

 

Nigel

Re: Upgrade the netapp model 2552 7mode to cluster mode

Hi,

Current latest release for Fas2552 is 8.3.1P2.

If you want to switch your system to cdot it is completly disruptive as you will need to reinstall all the dataontap system.
About the license you will need a cluster based licence and all protocol ljcense or software are ysing same codes than 7 Mode (8.2+)

About the data: you will need to make a traditional restore to newly created volume (luns or shares) as the 7MTT tool require 2 systems (one 7 Mode and a Cdot as destination)

Hope that it helped

BR