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is it possible to upgrade simulatored netapp 7-mode to cluster mode?

having one customer will upgrade netapp 7-mode to cluster mode so we want to try it in lab first

not sure if we can upgrade a simulatoed netapp 8.1 7-mode to cluster mode?

thanks

Re: is it possible to upgrade simulatored netapp 7-mode to cluster mode?

just find this step in https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1013517&cat=DATA_ONTAP_8_CLUSTER_MODE&actp=LIST

controller> software update http://path_to_web_accessible_diretory/image.tgz -f

as the simulator image only contains vmware virtual machine files so it should not recognized by dataontap

Re: is it possible to upgrade simulatored netapp 7-mode to cluster mode?

It is not possible to upgrade 7-Mode to C-Mode. You need to setup new C-Mode system and migrate data to it.

Re: is it possible to upgrade simulatored netapp 7-mode to cluster mode?

Its not an in-place upgrade.  Just like physical controllers they must be evacuated and wiped to convert them to cluster mode.  The conversion procedure works in the sims, with the exception of the set-defaults loader command which is not available in the vloader.