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Copy Ontap image with direct connection to e0m port

torres91

Hi all,

 

I have an question. I need to upgrade a FAS8200 to Ontap 9.7P10 version. Actually, these FAS has Ontap 9.1. Working with NetApp support, they commented that I need to go first from ontap 9.1 to 9.3 and later go to 9.3 to 9.7 version.  

All is ok, but for customer policies,  http, ftp and scp services are blocked in any PC or laptop on his network.  My question is: it is possible to  connect my laptop directly to e0m port of FAS8200 and upload the ontap image from my laptop with http service installed on it? 

 

I've read netapp documentation and up to 9.4 version is possible upload a ontap image without http or ftp server . 

 

Regards! 

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AlexDawson

Hi there!

 

If the systems do not have data on them, you can do a netboot install with tftp. However, in your scenario, you do need a http server they can pull the package from.

 

Yes, you can plug your laptop into e0M directly - just choose an IP address on the same subnet as the node management and SP IPs. Just make sure it's a different one to either of those.

 

Hope this helps!

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TMAC_CTG

First, you need to do

 9.1-> 9.3 -> 9.5 -> 9.7 -> 9.8 or 9.9.1

 

If e0c or e0d is available, configure the port as a node management port with off-key IP address (192.168.210.10/24). Configure your laptop on the same subnet (192.168.210.11/24). No gateway is needed. 

install something like the HFS web server

https://www.rejetto.com/hfs/

start it up and drag the image into it. Might want to change the port also, default is 80. I tend to use 8123. Then right click on the image inside hfs and copy URL

 be sure your windows firewall is off. Use that to paste into the ontap cli. 

connect the laptop

 

 perform the

 cluster image get command to pull the image over

 

 if needed, go to advanced mode, knock the lif down and delete the LIF. Redo the process on the other node if needed. 

i think after you get onto 9.3 you can use the GUI to upload the code through the browser without ftp/http/etc. 

 

 

torres91

Thanks, but is not possible use e0c or e0d, these ports form a LACP configuration (a0a) for CIFS/NFS Service.  

 

For the upgrade path, netapp says that is possible go from 9.3 to 9.7, but is necessesary upload to netapp 9.5 and 9.7 images. 

 

Best Regardas. 

AlexDawson

Hi there!

 

If the systems do not have data on them, you can do a netboot install with tftp. However, in your scenario, you do need a http server they can pull the package from.

 

Yes, you can plug your laptop into e0M directly - just choose an IP address on the same subnet as the node management and SP IPs. Just make sure it's a different one to either of those.

 

Hope this helps!

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torres91

Perfect!, Thanks a lot.  I will follow  this plan and as plan B your recommendation to upload the ontap image via USB.

 

Thanks again. 

AlexDawson

One other thing, with the FAS8200, you can also upgrade from an ONTAP image on a USB key plugged into the port on the back, as per instructions at https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topic/com.netapp.doc.dot-cm-cmpr-910/system__node__image__update.html?cp=5_9_22_9_18_5

 

Hope this helps.

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