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convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

milan_nemcik

I'm trying to convert brand new system shipped with cDOT 8.3RC2 into 7mode.

 

Perform the following steps to convert from Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode to Data ONTAP 7-Mode

  1. Disable ‘Storage Failover’ and reboot the node to the LOADER prompt.  Do not perform a takeover.
  2. At the LOADER prompt, run the following commands:

To convert from Cluster-Mode to 7-Mode:
LOADER> set-defaults
LOADER> boot_ontap

  1. Stop the boot process at the special Boot menu and select option 4.
    The node automatically performs a wipeconfig, zeroes the disks and creates a 3-disk  root aggregate with a FlexVol root volume.
  2. Perform the node setup

 

This action plan worked well with 8.2.x systems but somehow I can't have it done with 8.3.RC2. Even after 2 tries I still ended up with cDOT.

Did something change starting with this version? If the 7mode is not preloaded on CF card, what are my options?

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Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

venkat3

Hi Milan_nemcik,

 

Please see the 8.3RC2 download page

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/8.3RC2/

 

The download page mentions the below note:

>> Note: There is no Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode version of this release.

 

you cannot covert C-mode to 7 mode because of above in 8.3RC2

 

-Srinivas

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

milan_nemcik

Hi Srinivas,

 

that I was afraid of that it applies also to the CF card images. But I still should be able to make a new instalation of 7mode 8.2x, is that correct?

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

venkat3

which platform is this ? FAS XXXX ?

and i would recommend you to create a support case before doing this.

 

-srinivas

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

milan_nemcik

FAS2552, we already do have couple of them so they do support 7mode, just to find our with NetApp support how to install it

Re: convert to 7mode from CDOT shipped systems with 8.3RC2

venkat3

FAS2552 , 8.2.3 7mode is possible.

 

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/8.2.3/

 

Documentation:

http://mysupport.netapp.com/documentation/docweb/index.html?productID=62006

 

please raise a support case, they would be able to guide you to switch the preinstalled c-mode to 8.2.3 7 mode.

 

-Srinivas

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