Completing the upgrade

To complete the procedure of upgrading by moving volumes, you need to 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 NCA ports.

Procedure

  1. Configure the SP on the new nodes as needed by using the system service-processor network modify command.
  2. Install new licenses on the new nodes as needed by using the system license add command.
  3. Set up AutoSupport on the new nodes by using the system node autosupport modify command.
  4. From each new node, send a post-upgrade AutoSupport message to technical support: system node autosupport invoke -node node_name -type all -message "node_name successfully upgraded from platform_old to platform_new"
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Set up a switchless cluster on the new nodes if necessary.
  8. 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.