Obtaining the required materials for a software upgrade

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

Item Notes
StorageGRID Webscale upgrade file

You must download the StorageGRID Webscale upgrade file to your service laptop.

See "Downloading the StorageGRID Webscale upgrade file" for instructions.

StorageGRID Webscale installation package for Linux

If your StorageGRID Webscale deployment is running on Linux hosts, you must download the StorageGRID Webscale installation archive for your Linux platform.

Then, you must install the RPM or DEB packages on all Linux hosts before you start the upgrade.

See "Downloading the StorageGRID Webscale upgrade file" for instructions.

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.

See "Downloading the Recovery Package" for instructions.

Passwords.txt file This file is included in the SAID package, which is part of the Recovery Package .zip file. You must obtain the latest version of the Recovery Package.
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.
  • Instructions for administering StorageGRID Webscale
  • If you are upgrading a Linux deployment, the StorageGRID Webscale installation instructions for your Linux platform.
  • Other StorageGRID Webscale documentation, as required.