Completing the upgrade

To complete the procedure of upgrading by moving storage, you need to delete any unused ports and LIFs from the new nodes, re-enable storage failover or high availability, configure the Service Processor (SP), install new licenses, and set up AutoSupport. You might also need to set up Storage or Volume Encryption and configure the FC or CNA ports.


  1. From the storage system prompt, display information about logical interfaces by using the network interface show command.
  2. Delete any unused ports from the new nodes by using the network port delete command (advanced privilege level).
  3. If you are in a SAN environment, delete unused LIFs from the port set so that you can remove them:
    1. Display the port set list by using the lun portset show command.
    2. Remove any unused LIFs from the port set by using the lun portset remove command.
  4. Remove each unused LIF from the new nodes by using the network interface delete command.
  5. Re-enable storage failover or high availability on the new node pair as needed:
    If you have a... Then...
    Two-node cluster Re-enable high availability: cluster ha modify -configured true
    A cluster with more than two nodes Re-enable storage failover: storage failover modify -node node_name -enabled true
  6. Configure the SP on the new nodes as needed by using the system service-processor network modify command.
  7. Install new licenses on the new nodes as needed by using the system license add command.
  8. Set up AutoSupport on the new nodes by using the system node autosupport modify command.
  9. From each new node, send a post-upgrade AutoSupport message to technical support: system node autosupport invoke -node node_name -type all -message "MAINT=END node_name successfully upgraded from platform_old to platform_new"
  10. Restore Storage or Volume Encryption functionality by using the appropriate procedure in the NetApp Encryption Power Guide.

    ONTAP 9 NetApp Encryption Power Guide

    Use one of the following procedures, depending on whether you are using onboard or external key management:

    • Restoring onboard key management encryption keys
    • Restoring external key management encryption keys
  11. If the new nodes have FC ports (onboard or on FC adapters), onboard CNA ports, or a CNA card, configure the FC or CNA ports, enter the following command from the storage system prompt: system node hardware unified-connect modify -node node-name -adapter adapter-name -mode {fc|cna} -type {target|initiator}
    You can modify the CNA configuration only when the CNA adapters are offline.
  12. Set up a switchless cluster on the new nodes if necessary.
  13. As needed, decommission the original systems through the NetApp Support Site to inform NetApp that the systems are no longer in operation and can be removed from support databases:
    1. Log in to the NetApp Support site.
    2. Click the link My Installed Systems.
    3. On the Installed Systems page, enter the serial number of the old system in the form and then click Go!
    4. On the Decommission Form page, fill out the form and click Submit.