However, I can't find a download for 8.3, only 8.2.5 is showing in the downloads section.
Should also be noted this is re-using an older system for archiving purposes only, so has no data on it. The upgrade can be fully destructive. Based on this, is it possible to simply backup the 8.2.3 currently installed OS and do a complete fresh install of the latest 9.x release, without attempting an upgrade?
Also, does anyone know what 9.x version is best to run on the FAS2520?
There is a huge difference between 7mode and Cluster mode / ONTAP 9. and no path to upgrade, the system will have to be converted and reinitialized and most likely cables added for the cluster connections.
The max you can upgrade 7mode to is 8.2. There is no 8.3.
Cluster mode (cdot), now just called ONTAP. You can usually double hop versions when upgrading. Current Max is 9.8 for the 2520. But since you'd have to wipe/re-init. you could just deploy 9.7 or 9.8.
System mins and max as well as supported clustered connections can be found at hwu.netapp.com
Thanks, that's fine. As mentioned this is currently zero'd on the disks and ready for a complete OS re-install or whatever is needed. Completely understand 7-Mode doesn't exist past 8.2.X and want the cluster mode moving forward.
Is there a way to easily install to 9.8 on this platform?