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ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

Hi guys.

 

I have some few question about upgrading ONTAP Firmware on FAS8040 platform. (now using Clusted ONTAP 8.3.2)

 

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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.

 

regards.

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Re: ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

Hi,

 

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
node-01>sysconfig -a
BIOS version : 9.5

Hence, this not the same.


For Ontap upgrade chart:
https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMLP2507747


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.

Re: ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

thanks. have a nice day!

Re: ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

You're welcome. You too have a nice day!

Re: ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

We're in the process of moving from 8.3.2P5 to 9.6.

We've been told that the steps are: 8.3.2P5 -> 9.1P19 ->9.3.P15 -> 9.6P2

 

Hope this helps.

Re: ONTAP Firmware Upgrade

Hi,

 

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.

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.exp-dot-upgrade%2FGUID-AC0EB781-583F-4C90-A4C4-BC7B14CEFD39.html

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