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9.0 simulator release

jtownsen

With the release of 9.0RC1 I'm curious when we could be on the lookout for a 9.0 sim being published?

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SeanHatfield

Me too.

 

But until it does you can deploy the 8.3 sim and do an option 7 upgrade to ontap 9 before init.

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elementx

I followed [1] and got to the point where I get prompted to enter my network details (OK) and then "What is the URL for the package?".

Is this URL for v9.0 RC1 known?

 

 

[1] http://community.netapp.com/t5/Developer-Network-Articles-and-Resources/Building-and-Customizing-NetApp-Simulators/ta-p/87157

SeanHatfield

It hasn't been posted yet.  Going with DIY for now, but looking forward to seeing what the official one looks like. 

 

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jasher
That probably had the best chance of working. If you boot the sim and do an upgrade from cluster shell you will need to expand the root aggregate because it won't have enough free space to uncompress. Learned that upgrading 8.3 sims to 8.3.1. Not sure if option 7 from the boot menu will require the same.

SeanHatfield

Option 7 downloads the image to a ramdisk.  Doing it from inside ONTAP downloads it into the root volume.

 

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MartijnMoretDMP

Hi all,

I have just deployed 8.3.2 Sim and upgraded using the 9.0RC1 image.

Works like a charm.

 

It took me about 1 hour in total for a two node cluster.

 

Regards,
MartijnImage-20160630.jpgImage-20160629.jpgImage-20160628.jpg

VictorF

Hi Martijn,

 

If you picked the image from the standard repository, did you not have any issues with the NVRAM emulation or with the RAID layer?

 

Thanks for sharing.

MartijnMoretDMP

Hi,

No, none what so ever.

The 9 Sim is still running fine.

 

Regards,

Martijn

ohaensel

Hello,

 

the Simulator for Ontap 9.0 RC1 has been posted to support.netapp.com.

 

Regards

Oliver

SeanHatfield

Awesome.  But the 8.0-8.2 simulator download links are gone now.  It would be nice if those could come back.

 

 

 

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VictorF

That sorts it out 🙂

Limon_Dhaka

Alvinsimulator

 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to upgrade my simulator from 8.3 to 9.0  but it always show storage area full.    But Im seeing space on Aggregate

 

Have you encounter this before ?

 

 

 

cluster1::> system node image update -package http://172.23.1.10/ontap90.tgz -node clis

Error: the value "clis" is invalid for type <nodename>

 

cluster1::> system node image update -package http://172.23.1.10/ontap90.tgz -node cluster1-0
    cluster1-01 cluster1-02
cluster1::> system node image update -package http://172.23.1.10/ontap90.tgz -node cluster1-01

Software update started on node cluster1-01. Updating image2 with package http://172.23.1.10/ontap90.tgz.
Downloading package. This may take up to 10 minutes.
Install Failed.
Cannot update or install image because the system management storage area is
almost out of space. To make space available, delete old Snapshot copies. For
further assistance, contact technical support.
Error: command failed: Install Failed. Cannot update or install image because
       the system management storage area is almost out of space. To make space
       available, delete old Snapshot copies. For further assistance, contact
       technical support.

 

 

cluster1::> aggr show
                                                                     

Aggregate     Size Available Used% State   #Vols  Nodes            RAID Status
--------- -------- --------- ----- ------- ------ ---------------- ------------
aggr0      12.52GB   11.51GB    8% online       1 cluster1-01      raid_dp,
                                                                   normal
aggr0_cluster1_02_0
           15.86GB   15.07GB    5% online       1 cluster1-02      raid_dp,
                                                                   normal
2 entries were displayed.

 

 

Looks like you added some capacity to aggr0, but aggr0 is now only 8% used, so you haven't expanded the root volume yet.  run local df -h 

 

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Hi Sean

 

I manage to upgrade from 8.3 to 9.0 based on your discussion here which is through   Boot menu option 7.

 

 

But still good to know why I cant do it on command line though.       Please advise.

 

 

cluster1::> run local df -h
Filesystem               total       used      avail capacity  Mounted on
/vol/vol0/                11GB      685MB       10GB       6%  /vol/vol0/
/vol/vol0/.snapshot      608MB        0TB      608MB       0%  /vol/vol0/.snapshot

 

cluster1::> system node image update -package http://172.23.1.10/91_q_image.tgz -node cluster1-02

Software update started on node cluster1-02. Updating image1 with package http://.../91_q_image.tgz.
Downloading package. This may take up to 10 minutes.
Install Failed.
Cannot update or install image because the system management storage area is
almost out of space. To make space available, delete old Snapshot copies. For
further assistance, contact technical support.

Error: command failed: Install Failed. Cannot update or install image because the system management storage area is almost out
       of space. To make space available, delete old Snapshot copies. For further assistance, contact technical support.

try: 

run cluster1-02 df -h

 

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Thanks Sean.    your'e the man!      ya the vol is low.  I increase and it goes through now.

 

 

However did I run the command correctly ? because when I reboot the node it still shows  9.0    instead of 9.1      I downloaded  "91_q_image.tgz."  from Netapp site.

 

 

 

 

cluster1::> run cluster1-02 df -h
Filesystem               total       used      avail capacity  Mounted on
/vol/vol0/               766MB      640MB      125MB      84%  /vol/vol0/
/vol/vol0/.snapshot       40MB        0TB       40MB       0%  /vol/vol0/.snapshot

 

cluster1::> run -node cluster1-02 vol size vol0 12463396k                                       
vol size: Flexible volume 'vol0' size set to 12463396k.

 

cluster1::> system node image update -package http://172.23.1.10/91_q_image.tgz -node cluster1-02 -replace-package true

Software update started on node cluster1-02. Updating image1 with package http://.../91_q_image.tgz.
Downloading package. This may take up to 10 minutes.
96% downloaded                                                                                                                 
Download complete.
Listing package contents.
Decompressing package contents.
Invoking script (install phase). This may take up to 60 minutes.
Mode of operation is UPDATE
Current image is image2
Alternate image is image1
Versions are compatible
Available space on boot device is 1529 MB
Required  space on boot device is 496 MB
Kernel binary matches install machine type
NFS netgroup check script is invoked.
netapp_nfs_netgroup_check script begin
NFS netgroup check script has run successfully.

 

Check which image is set as the default.  system node image show / modify.

 

 

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SeanHatfield

Also make sure your console variable in the loader is set correctly for 9.1.  If console=vidconsole it will panic.  From the loader prompt:

 

setenv console vidconsole,comconsole

 

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Neil_Anderson

You can get a free 'How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab' eBook with step by step instructions on how to build a fully networked lab featuring two ONTAP clusters with Windows and Linux clients here:

http://www.flackbox.com/netapp-simulator/

Give me a shout if you need any help with it.

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