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upgrade DOT from windows host

I am reading in the ontap upgrade guide that from a windows host you upgrade by mapping a drive to the root of the system - Howerver, if you do not have cifs what is the process for upgrading DOT?

Re: upgrade DOT from windows host

Hi, there are several other methods, all mentioned in on NOW site..

http://now.netapp.com/NOW/knowledge/docs/ontap/rel7261_vs/html/v-series/upgrade/upgrading/concept/c_oc_upg_installing_system_files.html

This is a slightly older version of ONTAP, but the upgrade process is essentially the same. Still a good place to start.

Hope this helps.

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Re: upgrade DOT from windows host

Pretty sure (its  been awhile since i've tried) that you can connect a host to the \\filer\c$ share without a cifs license.

The other, easier  imo, option is to use http i.e. software get http://10.1.1.1/801RC3_image.tgz then software install 801RC3_image.tgz

Re: upgrade DOT from windows host

Also, what is SMI-S and do I need it?

Re: upgrade DOT from windows host

This is NetApp's Storage Management Initiative. Please see this KB:

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3012116

It effectively allows you to install an agent on a client to monitor/receive information your appliance.

do you need it - no. NetApp Operations Manager is very good unless you wish to do something specific with the information.

Hope this answers all your questions and please dont forgot to award any points.

Thanks

Martin

Re: upgrade DOT from windows host

Thanks for the help