Starting an upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale 11.0

Follow these steps to upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale 11.0.x to 11.1.x.

Before you begin

You have checked the current software version and confirmed you are running StorageGRID Webscale 11.0.x.
Note: If you are running an earlier version of StorageGRID Webscale, stop here. You must use the upgrade procedures for that version. If you have already upgraded to version 11.1.x, go to Starting an upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale 11.1.


  1. Select Maintenance > Software Upgrade.

    The Software Upgrade page appears. StorageGRID Webscale 11.0.x is listed as the current version.

    screenshot for upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale version 11.0

  2. Enter the provisioning passphrase in the text box, and click Verify.

    If the provisioning password is valid, a green checkmark is displayed.

    screenshot for upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale version 11.0

  3. Select the .upgrade file you downloaded.
    1. Click Browse.
    2. Locate and select the file: NetApp_StorageGRID_version_Software_uniqueID.upgrade
    3. Click Open.

      The file is uploaded and validated. When the validation process is done, the Start Upgrade button becomes enabled.

      screenshot showing upload of upgrade file

  4. Click Start Upgrade.
    When the upgrade starts:
    1. Pre-upgrade validations are performed, which might take a while to complete.
      Note: If any pre-upgrade validation errors are reported, resolve them, and click Start Upgrade again.
    2. The primary Admin Node is upgraded, which includes stopping services, upgrading the software, and restarting services. This upgrade can take up to 30 minutes.
      Note: You will not be able to access the Grid Manager while the primary Admin Node is being upgraded. Audit logs will also be unavailable.
  5. While you are waiting for the Grid Manager to become accessible again, go to Upgrading grid nodes and completing the upgrade.