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Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

Has anyone have any success doing an upgrade with a two node simulator in ESX?

 

We happen to be testing a D release of 9.2 but we are having issues with the network backend keep dropping out on us.

 

Any ideas?

Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

Are you doing it from within ontap, or are you doing option 7?

 

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Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

Doing it from the CLI

Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

I did a single node upgrade yesterday from the ontap cli.  'system node image get' took 5-6 minutes, but this is the phase where its downloading to mroot.  % complelte seemed to hang at several points, but mroot is on simulated disks so writes are expected to be slow.  Mine is on an SSD so it didn't take too long but on an HDD that could take a while.  'system node image update' went pretty quick.  With reboots the whole process was 15-20 minutes.

 

 

 

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Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

We did Single nodes with no issue.  We are testing 9.2D2

 

When we had two nodes together that is when all heck broke loose

Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

IHAC that needs to do this as well, so I'll be trying that scenario shortly.  What errors are you getting?

 

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Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

the cluster database was out of qourum continuously.   Then once we thought we had it up, we lost one nodes back-end cluster network.    

 

We also had to increase vol0, which isn't a big deal.  We pushed 9.1 OVA"s 3x, clustered them in the config, and then managed to blow it up each time.

 

Hence, whey I need to keep it on single-node for testing

Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

How much ram do your nodes have?

 

So far so good on my test case, but I'm not on the D patch.  How long did it take to fall over?

 

 

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Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

8GB of ram

 

sometimes it happened right away, sometimes it happen the next day

Re: Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using ESX

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I'm curious now, so I'll put the debug patch on this pair and see if it misbehaves.

 

But, have you disabled snaps on the root aggrs and root vols? 

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