I have some few question about upgrading ONTAP Firmware on FAS8040 platform. (now using Clusted ONTAP 8.3.2)
when i selecting the FAS8040 on the NetApp Support System Firmware & Diagnostics Download page i can see BIOS FW 9.6. is this ONTAP 9.6?
And can i upgrade one way to ONTAP 8.3.2 to ONTAP 9.6?
ONTAP 8.3.2 -> ONTAP 9.1 -> ONTAP 9.6 = correct ?
ONTAP 8.3.2 -> ONTAP 9.6 = corecct ?
give me something best practice guide book please thx.
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No. It has nothing to do with Ontap Operating system version.
Your Ontap could be on 8.3 OS or for that sake 9.1, and your BIOS could show 9.5.
For exampl: I have Ontap 9.1
But, if I do this:
::>node run -node node-01
BIOS version : 9.5
Hence, this not the same.
For Ontap upgrade chart:
Direct upgrade possibility:
From 8.3.x -- Ontap 9.1
9.1 -- 9.2/9.3
9.3 -- 9.4/9.5
9.5 -- 9.6
Hence, to go to 9.6, you will be required to go via step-upgrades.
May I know who has advised this process ?
@MKELLYSCSC: We've been told that the steps are: 8.3.2P5 -> 9.1P19 ->9.3.P15 -> 9.6P2
Up till 9.3P15, it's fine. But, you cannot go directly to 9.6.
There is an intermediate upgrade to 9.5.