The 7-Mode Transition Tool V2.0 is now general availability (GA). Version 2.0 is the fifth release in the 7MTT family. The 7-Mode Transition Tool enables copy-based transitions of Data ONTAP 7G and 7-Mode FlexVol volumes and configurations to new hardware that is running either clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, or 8.2.3 with minimum client disruption and retention of storage efficiency options. It also supports transition of NetApp FlexVol volumes and configurations from 7-Mode NetApp MetroCluster environments. Customers running prior release candidates (RCs) are requested to update their systems to the Data ONTAP 8.3 GA release.
The 7-Mode Transition Tool 2.0 includes the following new features and enhancements:
SAN transition to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
Upgrading a 7-Mode MetroCluster configuration to an already configured MetroCluster configuration in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
Support installation of 7MTT on Linux (CLI only)
Upgrading to future releases in the clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 family
Upgrading to a FIPS-enabled clustered Data ONTAP server
Option to keep 7-Mode volumes online after storage cutover
Specifying a new destination namespace by removing /vol from the junction path
Enabling transitioning of thin-provisioned volumes and preserving thin-provision settings on the transitioned volumes
For general information on upgrading to clustered Data ONTAP, refer to this page.