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ONTAP 7-Mode Transition

ONTAP target releases supported by the 7-Mode Transition Tool

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Release support for ONTAP transition target clusters depends on the transition method you want to use, copy-based or copy-free, and on the version of the 7-Mode Transition Tool.

Be sure to consult the current 7-Mode Transition Tool Release Notes for the latest information about supported target releases and known issues.

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 and later 8.x releases.

3.3.2 or 3.3.1

Copy-free transitions are supported to these ONTAP target releases using 7-Mode Transition Tool 3.3.1.

  • ONTAP 9.4 and earlier ONTAP 9 releases.

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.2 and later 8.x releases.

Note You cannot use the 7-Mode Transition Tool to transition to ONTAP 9.5 or later using the copy-free method. To do so, you must first transition to ONTAP 9.4 using 7-Mode Transition Tool 3.3.1 and then upgrade your cluster to ONTAP 9.5 or later. 7-Mode Transition Tool 3.3.2 does not support copy-free transitions.