Netbooting the new controller modules

If the new controller modules have a different version of ONTAP from the version on the surviving controller modules, you must netboot the new controller modules.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Netboot the new controllers:
    1. Access the NetApp Support Site to download the files used for performing the netboot of the system.
    2. Download the appropriate ONTAP software from the software download section of the NetApp Support Site and store the ontap-version_image.tgz file on a web-accessible directory.
    3. Change to the web-accessible directory and verify that the files you need are available.
      If the platform model is... Then...
      FAS/AFF8000 series systems

      Extract the contents of the ontap-version_image.tgz file to the target directory: tar -zxvf ontap-version_image.tgz

      Note: If you are extracting the contents on Windows, use 7-Zip or WinRAR toextract the netboot image.Your directory listing should contain a netboot folder with a kernel file:netboot/kernel

      Your directory listing should contain a netboot folder with a kernel file:

      netboot/kernel
      All other systems

      Your directory listing should contain a netboot folder with a kernel file:

      ontap-version_image.tgz

      You do not need to extract the ontap-version_image.tgz file.

    4. At the LOADER prompt, configure the netboot connection for a management LIF:
      If IP addressing is... Then...
      DHCP

      Configure the automatic connection:

      ifconfig e0M -auto
      Static

      Configure the manual connection:

      ifconfig e0M -addr=ip_addr -mask=netmask -gw=gateway
    5. Perform the netboot.
      If the platform model is... Then...
      FAS/AFF8000 series systems netboot http://web_server_ip/path_to_web-accessible_directory/netboot/kernel
      All other systems netboot http://web_server_ip/path_to_web-accessible_directory/ontap-version_image.tgz
    6. From the boot menu, select option (7) Install new software first to download and install the new software image to the boot device.
      Disregard the following message: "This procedure is not supported for Non-Disruptive Upgrade on an HA pair". It applies to nondisruptive upgrades of software, not to upgrades of controllers.
    7. If you are prompted to continue the procedure, enter y, and when prompted for the package, enter the URL of the image file: http://web_server_ip/path_to_web-accessible_directory/ontap-version_image.tgz
      Enter username/password if applicable, or press Enter to continue.
    8. Be sure to enter n to skip the backup recovery when you see a prompt similar to the following:
      Do you want to restore the backup configuration now? {y|n} n
    9. Reboot by entering y when you see a prompt similar to the following:
      The node must be rebooted to start using the newly installed software. Do you want to reboot now? {y|n}
  2. From the Boot menu, select option 5 to enter Maintenance mode.
  3. If you have a four-node MetroCluster configuration, repeat this procedure on the other new controller module.