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changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

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Hello Guys,

 

We did a ontap upgrade version from 8.2.3p3  to 8.2.4 p4 , post upgrade one of the filer is not booted up with the upgraded version . The boot_backup option worked with the newer firmware

 

I suspect the problem could be on the boot parameters , below are the parameters

 

LOADER-B> printenv

Variable Name Value
-------------------- --------------------------------------------------
CPU_NUM_CORES 4
BOOT_CONSOLE sp0a
BIOS_VERSION 8.3.0
BIOS_DATE 04/08/2014
SYS_MODEL FAS2240-2
SYS_REV D2
SYS_SERIAL_NUM 600000343200
MOBO_MODEL FAS
MOBO_REV D2
MOBO_SERIAL_NUM 9430750215
CPU_SPEED 1730
CPU_TYPE Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU C3528 @ 1.73GHz
savenv saveenv
ENV_VERSION 1
LOADER_VERSION 4.3
ARCH X86_64
BOARDNAME SB_XIX
PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL fat://boot0/X86_64/kernel/primary.krn
BACKUP_KERNEL_URL fat://boot0/backup/X86_64/kernel/primary.krn
GX_DIAG_URL fat://boot0/X86_64/freebsd/image2/kernel
ntap.init.kernelname X86_64/freebsd/image2/kernel
FIRMWARE_URL fat://boot0/X86_64/firmware/SB_XIX/firmware.img
BIOS_INTERFACE 9FC3
BOOT_FLASH flash0a
GX_PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL fat://boot0/X86_64/freebsd/image2/kernel
GX_BACKUP_KERNEL_URL fat://boot0/X86_64/freebsd/image1/kernel
boot_ontap autoboot boot0
boot_primary setenv BOOTED_FROM PRIMARY; boot -elf64 $GX_PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL $PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL
boot_backup setenv BOOTED_FROM BACKUP; boot -elf64 $GX_BACKUP_KERNEL_URL $BACKUP_KERNEL_URL
netboot setenv BOOTED_FROM NETWORK; boot -elf64
boot_diags boot -sld -elf64 $GX_DIAG_URL $PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL
ldkern load -elf64 $GX_PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL $PRIMARY_KERNEL_URL
update_flash flash -backup $FIRMWARE_URL flash0a
version printenv BIOS_VERSION LOADER_VERSION
BT_BIOS_VERSION 8.3.0
BT_LOADER_VERSION 4.3
AUTOBOOT true
AUTOBOOT_FROM PRIMARY
AUTO_FW_UPDATE true
USE_SECONDARY true

 

i am not quite sure on how to change the parameters ?

 

Thanks

Saran

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

Hi @saranraj456

 

Use the below command

 

setenv AUTOBOOT true

 

boot_primary

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

I assume you mean a different version of 8.2, b/c there is no 8.3 7-mode

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

please paste the command out put of

 

version -b

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

Hi @saranraj456

 

What @JGPSHNTAP told is right. There is no 7-mode on 8.3. From 8.3 the only version is c-mode.

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

Apologie . These are the versions

 

Current Version : 8.2.3P3 7-Mode

 

Target Version : 8.2.4P4 7-Mode

 

so, does set autoboot true will fix this 

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

Autoboot is already set to true, but apparently default image was not set to new version. This is usually indication of not perorming clean shutdown during update. I would suggest doing update once more and carefully following procedure in this case, in particular, make sure to perform clean shutdown or takeover after installing new version.

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

we tried a upgrade twice even with clean shut down & failover  , however the error indicates to do a clean shutdown. Not sure what else can be done.

Re: changing boot options of a 7-mode filer

Hi @saranraj456

 

Can you please post output of below command.

 

version -b