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 upgrade file

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

See "Downloading the StorageGRID upgrade file" for instructions.

StorageGRID installation package for Linux

If your StorageGRID deployment is running on Linux hosts, you must download the StorageGRID 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 upgrade file" for instructions.

Service laptop The service laptop must have:
  • Network port
  • SSH client (for example, PuTTY)
Supported web browser

You must confirm that the web browser on the service laptop is supported for use with StorageGRID 11.2.

See "Web browser requirements."
Note: Browser support has changed for StorageGRID 11.2. Confirm you are using a supported version.
Recovery Package (.zip) file

Before upgrading, you should download the most recent Recovery Package file in case any problems occur during the upgrade.

After you upgrade the primary Admin Node, you must download a new copy of the Recovery Package file and save it in a safe location. The updated Recovery Package file allows you to restore the system if a failure occurs.

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 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
  • If you are upgrading a Linux deployment, the StorageGRID installation instructions for your Linux platform.
  • Other StorageGRID documentation, as required.