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convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

I'm trying to convert brand new system shipped with cDOT 8.3RC2 into 7mode.

 

Perform the following steps to convert from Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode to Data ONTAP 7-Mode

  1. Disable ‘Storage Failover’ and reboot the node to the LOADER prompt.  Do not perform a takeover.
  2. At the LOADER prompt, run the following commands:

To convert from Cluster-Mode to 7-Mode:
LOADER> set-defaults
LOADER> boot_ontap

  1. Stop the boot process at the special Boot menu and select option 4.
    The node automatically performs a wipeconfig, zeroes the disks and creates a 3-disk  root aggregate with a FlexVol root volume.
  2. Perform the node setup

 

This action plan worked well with 8.2.x systems but somehow I can't have it done with 8.3.RC2. Even after 2 tries I still ended up with cDOT.

Did something change starting with this version? If the 7mode is not preloaded on CF card, what are my options?

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

Hi Milan_nemcik,

 

Please see the 8.3RC2 download page

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/8.3RC2/

 

The download page mentions the below note:

>> Note: There is no Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode version of this release.

 

you cannot covert C-mode to 7 mode because of above in 8.3RC2

 

-Srinivas

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

Hi Srinivas,

 

that I was afraid of that it applies also to the CF card images. But I still should be able to make a new instalation of 7mode 8.2x, is that correct?

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

which platform is this ? FAS XXXX ?

and i would recommend you to create a support case before doing this.

 

-srinivas

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

FAS2552, we already do have couple of them so they do support 7mode, just to find our with NetApp support how to install it

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

FAS2552 , 8.2.3 7mode is possible.

 

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/8.2.3/

 

Documentation:

http://mysupport.netapp.com/documentation/docweb/index.html?productID=62006

 

please raise a support case, they would be able to guide you to switch the preinstalled c-mode to 8.2.3 7 mode.

 

-Srinivas