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.

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