I'm just following up a customer that actually utilise VSC 6.2.1 with Ontap 9.1. Due to new AFF installation with ontap 9.3 we need to uprgade the VSC .
Actually i think that we have to migrate to vsc 7.2 with SnapCenter 4.0
Keeping in mind that i would like to migrate live , this would be the steps that i will try to follow
Tell me what do you think about , i will insert my questione and doubt 🙂
- Install SnapCenter 4.0 on a new virtual machine ( Are there some particular requirement as CPU , Memory or WIndows version ? ) - Add SVM to the SnapCenter - Deploy the SbnapCenter Plug-IN for VMWARE ( should i install it on the same windows server that host the SnapCenter ) ? - COnfigure / register the plug-in to use the Vcenter ( Does this registration made some conflict with the plug-in of version 6.2.1 ? ) - Test the backup and restore with the new AFF
Now actually i have a FAS ( dual controller ) for the production and a FAS (dual controller) for the snapvault repository . What i would like to do is first upgrade the Fas backup and add the SVM snapmirror snapvault destination to the SnapCenter .
Now , before importing the storage information and the metadata snapshot i need to upgrade also the FAS production or could i test before the FAS backup doing a restore ?
I mean , in your opinion, Could i test the FAS backup importing the snapshot and testing a restore ?
- Suspend all the VSC Backup job - Upgrde the FAS Production - RUn the import utility ( From the SNapCenter / Plug in server ??? ) - Unregister the VSC 6.2.1 from the vCenter - Verify that the resource are listed all the backup on the new Plug-IN - RUn a backup from the SNapCrenter Plug-in and test restore , and snapmiror / vault synchronization - Deploy VSC 7.2 appliance and add storage
Is important to deploy the VSC appliance as the last step