We will start with generating an Upgrade Plan through the Upgrade Advisor.
Login to your NetApp support account and go to Tools > ActiveIQ
Then choose Upgrade Advisor
Here you can select the Customer/Site Name > NEXT
Select the systems you want to upgrade > NEXT
The upgrade advisor will now generate the recommended version to upgrade to > NEXT
Four checkboxes are presented on this screen, the 1st is ANDU > Automated Non-Disrupted Upgrade which is checked by default and also the recommended upgrade method. There is no downtime involved with this method.
- Make DU where allowed > This involves a disruptive upgrade plan and is not recommended
- Include HA Partner
- Revert Plan > Also checked by default. Whether a Revert plan is to be included for rollback scenarios
- The drop down boxes which are greyed out can be ignored safely
If more then one node had been selected previously then Upgrade Advisor forces you to have the update plan emailed to you (in PDF or Excel format to your choosing).
If more than one node or HA Pair is selected you will now get an email with instructions on the upgrade. If else the instructions will be presented on the screen with an option to export it to PDF or Excel.
- Read the Release Notes:
- Run a check through the Interoperability Matrix, here:
- To find out if there are new firmware versions available for the respective diskdrive, go to the following support site:
Log into Clustered Ontap through SSH to check the following info
Check disk firmware:
na-cl-your-netapp::> storage disk show -physical
Disk Type Vendor Model Revision RPM BPS
---------------- ------- -------- -------------------- -------- ------- -------
1.0.0 SSD NETAPP X356_S163A3T8ATE NA01 - 520
1.0.1 SSD NETAPP X356_S163A3T8ATE NA01 - 520
1.0.2 SSD NETAPP X356_S163A3T8ATE NA01 - 520
Copy the Type info, in our case it is the X356_S163A3T8ATE onto the site and check if there are new revisions available
Go to the fourth column (Firmware Rev.) in that row (highlighted in yellow) and that will be the latest version firmware for that disk. If your version matches the latest version, there is no need to upgrade. In case the disk firmware version is not the latest, continue with the steps below.
Click the link in the Firmware Rev. column to obtain download instructions.