Easily upgrade your existing version of ONTAP while retaining Data Protection (SnapMirror, SnapVault, Unified Replication) relationships
Before upgrading a cluster that is running a Data Protection relationship, the operation must be suspended for each node that contains destination volumes.
Please ensure that ONTAP destination version follow the criteria below:
For SnapMirror (DP relationships), the destination node must use an ONTAP version that is equal to or later than that of the SnapMirror source node.
SnapMirror, SnapVault and Unified Replications (XDP relationships) are version-flexible relationships and can support up to two releases difference (up or down) between the source and the destination nodes.
1. Suspend all transfer operations
Instead, if you want to suspend transfers on a particular destination node and only upgrade that node: