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Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Hi

Need to upgrade aggregate from 32 bit to 64 bit through system manager 2.0,  is their any document or procedure ???

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Hi Hemanth,

You should not be using OCSM 2.0 at this time - the minimum version that you should use is 2.0R1.  I recommend upgrading to 2.2 or 3.0 if your version of ONTAP is supported by those releases.

You can find the aggregate upgrade instructions on page 134 of the OnCommand System Manager 2.2 Help For 7-Mode For Use with Data ONTAP:

https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1203769

Thanks,

Kevin

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Unfortunately there is no way to do that, you must add > 16TB worth of disks in the aggregate and it will convert automatically.

The only useful case for a manual conversion though, is if your aggregate is a snapmirror destination from a 64bit aggregate using pre 8.1 version of Data ONTAP.

See tr-3446.pdf

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Hi Kryan

Oh sorry i have installed 2.1 OCSM for managing storage... Will this version support Aggregate upgrade???

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Yes, OCSM 2.1 behaves the same in this regard.  The steps in the 2.1 guide start on page 131:

https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1120610

As Yann pointed out though you must add disks to the aggregate above 16Tb to trigger the conversion in OCSM - there is no way to simply upgrade in-palce.

You can refer to TR-3978 "In-Place Expansion of 32-Bit Aggregates to 64-Bit Overview and Best Practices" for additional information on performing an in-place upgrade not using OCSM.

Kevin

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Hi Kryan

If you check the image i cant find the option of ADD disk ..

And when i try to add 1TB space to the Aggregate it is througing error.

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

It appears that the docs were not updated to reflect a change in OCSM for adding disks to an aggregate - I will submit a documentation change to update those steps.

Use the "Edit" button on the Aggregate page and then find the "Disks to Add" field in the pop up to add disks to an aggregate, then click "Save and Close".

 

Kevin

Re: Need to upgrade aggregate from system manager

Thanks Kevin,

Just to clarify if i give number of disks in the Disks to add column , will it automatically trigger the upgrade process(if aggregate is 16TB).