ONTAP Discussions

PowerShell Script for Upgrades


Does anyone know if there is an existing  PowerShell script that can be customized to automate a rolling ONTAP upgrade, to upgrade the system from v9.0 to v9.1 then v9.1 to v9.3 and then v9.3 to v9.5 on a system with 2 HA clusters?  Is automating this process recommended, or is the manual upgrade a better best practice?  Thank you!!



search for the netapp powershell toolkit


using ansible you have: https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/collections/netapp/ontap/na_ontap_software_update_module.html


regarding automate or not... it depends on how many clusters, nodes...


so if one cluster, couples of nodes, no. Upgrade via System Manager is already automated. Even for a cluster with more nodes.. so it does not seem so necessary.


maybe with multiple clusters you can start to have some advantages


this is just an opinion from someone that never needed to do that (automation of this kind). maybe others in the community have a better opinion on this.



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