Required materials for software upgrades

Before you begin the software upgrade, you must gather the required materials so you can complete the upgrade successfully.

What you need Description
The latest release of the StorageGRID Webscale software
You must download the StorageGRID Webscale upgrade file on your service laptop:
  • NetApp_StorageGRID_version_Software_uniqueID.upgrade

If you are upgrading a StorageGRID Webscale deployment running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts, you must also download one of the StorageGRID Webscale installation packages:

  • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-RPM-uniqueID.tgz
Service laptop The service laptop must have:
  • Network port
  • SSH client (for example, PuTTY)
  • Supported web browser
Recovery Package (.zip) file
You must download the most recent Recovery Package file from the StorageGRID Webscale system. Select Maintenance > Recovery Package.

The .zip file includes the SAID package. Use the latest revision of the SAID package.

Passwords.txt file This file is included in the SAID package, which is part of the Recovery Package .zip file.
Provisioning passphrase The passphrase is created and documented when the StorageGRID Webscale system is first installed. The provisioning passphrase is not listed in the Passwords.txt file.
Related documentation
  • Release Notes. Be sure to read these carefully before starting the upgrade.
  • Administrator Guide
  • If you are upgrading a Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployment, the Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Deployments
  • Other StorageGRID Webscale documents, as required.