Requirements for copy-based transition

You must be aware of the ONTAP release requirements, licensing requirements, and 7-Mode Transition Tool requirements for copy-based transition.

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode source systems

    For a list of the 7-Mode releases supported for migration by the 7-Mode Transition Tool, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.

  • ONTAP target systems

    Copy-based transitions are supported to these ONTAP target releases.

    If your transition target is running …​ You must use this 7-Mode Transition Tool version …​

    ONTAP 9.10.1, ONTAP 9.11.1 or earlier supported release


    ONTAP 9.9.1 or earlier supported release


    ONTAP 9.8 or earlier supported release


    ONTAP 9.7P2 or later 9.7 P release

    Note Earlier 9.7 releases are not supported.


    ONTAP 9.6P7 or later 9.6 P release

    Note Earlier 9.6 releases are not supported.


    ONTAP 9.5 or earlier ONTAP 9 release

    3.3.2 or 3.3.1

    Clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.4P4 or later 8.x release

    3.3.2 or 3.3.1

  • Licensing requirements

    SnapMirror must be licensed on the 7-Mode storage system. If the 7-Mode system does not have a SnapMirror license, you can obtain a temporary SnapMirror license for transition from your sales representative.

    SnapLock must be licensed on the destination cluster if Chain of Custody verification must be performed.

  • 7-Mode Transition Tool service

    For the data copy schedules to take effect, the 7-Mode Transition Tool service must be always up and running on the Windows or Linux system on which the tool is installed. However, it does not require the web interface to be active or open for the schedules to take effect. You can close the web interface and re-log in whenever required.

  • Storage, host, and FC switch version requirements for transition assessment

    For the list of 7-Mode versions, hosts, and FC switches that are supported for assessment by the 7-Mode Transition Tool, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.