Copy-based transition by using the 7-Mode Transition Tool
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The 7-Mode Transition Tool enables you to perform copy-based transition by collecting information and assessing 7-Mode controllers, hosts, switches, and applications for transition. You can then migrate your data and configurations from 7-Mode to ONTAP.
The 7-Mode Transition Tool runs on a Windows or Linux system. The 7-Mode Transition Tool provides both a web interface and a command-line interface for managing your transition operations.
Collecting and assessing ONTAP systems, hosts, switches, and applications
You can perform the following collect and assess tasks by using the 7-Mode Transition Tool:
Collect inventory information from ONTAP systems (7-Mode controllers and nodes in the cluster), hosts, switches, and host applications.
Generate the FC Zone plan to configure the zones for grouping the initiator hosts and targets.
Assess the features and functionalities of the 7-Mode systems, and identify how these features and functionalities work in the ONTAP version selected for transition.
Moving data and configurations from 7-Mode to ONTAP
Copy-based transition uses SnapMirror technology to copy 7-Mode volumes and configurations from Data ONTAP 7G and 7-Mode to ONTAP.
You can perform the following tasks by using the 7-Mode Transition Tool for copy-based migration:
Migrate a group of 7-Mode stand-alone volumes or a group of 7-Mode volumes in volume SnapMirror relationships from systems running different 7-Mode versions to any version from ONTAP 8.2.x and later supported releases.
Run prechecks on volumes included in a transition project to verify their compatibility for transition and view possible corrective actions.
Apply 7-Mode configurations to ONTAP before disconnecting client access, reducing the downtime.
Copy-based transition supports the transition of NAS and SAN configurations.
SAN transition is supported only to ONTAP 8.3 and later supported releases.