Starting an upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale 11.1

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

Before you begin

You have already upgraded to some version of StorageGRID Webscale 11.1 and you need to upgrade to a newer StorageGRID Webscale 11.1.x version. For example, you need to install a service pack.
Note: If you have not yet upgraded to version 11.1.x, go to Starting an upgrade from StorageGRID Webscale 11.0.


  1. Select Maintenance > Software Upgrade.

    The Software Upgrade page appears. The date and time that the most recent upgrade completed are displayed, unless the primary Admin Node has been rebooted or the management API restarted since that upgrade was performed.

    screenshot showing software upgrade page

  2. 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, a green checkmark appears next to the upgrade file name.

      screenshot showing the upgrade file has been uploaded and validated

  3. Enter the provisioning passphrase in the text box.

    The Run Prechecks and Start Upgrade buttons become enabled.

    screenshot showing buttons enabled after entering provisioning passphrase

  4. If you want to perform the pre-upgrade validations before you start the actual upgrade, click Run Prechecks. Then, resolve any errors are reported.
    Note: The same prechecks will be performed when you click Start Upgrade. Clicking Run Prechecks allows you to detect and resolve issues before starting the upgrade.
  5. When you are ready to perform the upgrade, click Start Upgrade.
    A warning box appears to remind you that your browser's connection will be lost when the primary Admin Node is rebooted. When the primary Admin Node is available again, you will need to clear your web browser's cache and reload the Software Upgrade page.

    screenshot showing Connect will be temporarily lost dialog box

  6. Click OK to acknowledge the warning and start the upgrade process.
    When the upgrade starts:
    1. The pre-upgrade validations are run.
      Note: If any 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. You will not be able to access the Grid Manager while the primary Admin Node is being upgraded. Audit logs will also be unavailable. This upgrade can take up to 30 minutes.
  7. While you are waiting for the Grid Manager to become accessible again, go to Upgrading grid nodes and completing the upgrade.