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software update and install

Hi frnds,

What is the diff between Software install and update?

I used to do both things while upgrading the ontap, is it been differ with ontap version?

Thanks ,

Saran

Re: software update and install

install just unpacks files onto root volume, while update actually updates Data ONTAP version. In 7G “update” is basically the same as “software install” followed by “download”. In 8.x software structure has changed significantly and you must use “software update”.

Re: software update and install

The install command shows deprecated now but I hope it stays...I haven't used for ONTAP even in older releases but is really useful for qual_devices, all.zip, all_shelf_fw.zip, sp and rlm zip, xxxxx-firmware.zip etc. to just have all files staged in /etc/software then install them instead of extracting.