Preparing for the upgrade when moving volumes

You need to perform a few preparation steps before upgrading controller hardware by moving volumes.


  1. Display the volumes on the original nodes by using the volume show command.
    You use the command output to prepare the list of volumes to move to the new nodes.
  2. Display and record license information from the original nodes by using the system license show command.
  3. If you use Storage Encryption on the original nodes and the new nodes have encryption-enabled disks, make sure that the original nodes' disks are correctly keyed:
    1. Display information about self-encrypting disks (SEDs) by using the storage encryption disk show command.
    2. If any disks are associated with a non-manufacture secure ID (non-MSID) key, rekey them to an MSID key by using the storage encryption disk modify command.
  4. If the cluster is currently in a two-node switchless configuration, migrate the cluster to a two-node switched cluster using the type of switch you prefer.
  5. Send an AutoSupport message from each original node to inform technical support of the upgrade: system node autosupport invoke -node node_name -type all -message "Upgrading node_name from platform_original to platform_new"