Upgrading RCF files on MetroCluster IP switches

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You might need to upgrade an RCF file on a MetroCluster IP switch. For example, an ONTAP upgrade or a switch firmware upgrade both require a new RCF file.

If you are installing new switch firmware, you must install the switch firmware before upgrading the RCF file.

This procedure disrupts traffic on the switch where the RCF file is upgraded. Traffic will resume once the new RCF file is applied.

Steps
  1. Verify the health of the configuration.

    1. Verify that the MetroCluster components are healthy:

      metrocluster check run

      cluster_A::*> metrocluster check run

    The operation runs in the background.

    1. After the metrocluster check run operation completes, run metrocluster check show to view the results.

      After approximately five minutes, the following results are displayed:

      -----------
      ::*> metrocluster check show
      
      Last Checked On: 4/7/2019 21:15:05
      
      Component           Result
      ------------------- ---------
      nodes               ok
      lifs                ok
      config-replication  ok
      aggregates          warning
      clusters            ok
      connections         not-applicable
      volumes             ok
      7 entries were displayed.
    2. To check the status of the running MetroCluster check operation, use the command:
      metrocluster operation history show -job-id 38

    3. Verify that there are no health alerts:
      system health alert show

  2. Prepare the IP switches for the application of the new RCF files.

    Follow the steps in the section for your switch vendor from the MetroCluster IP Installation and Configuration guide.

    • Resetting the Broadcom IP switch to factory defaults

    • Resetting the Cisco IP switch to factory defaults

  3. Download and install the IP RCF file depending on your switch vendor.

    Follow the steps in the section for your switch vendor from the MetroCluster IP Installation and Configuration guide.

    • Downloading and installing the Broadcom IP RCF files

    • Downloading and installing the Cisco IP RCF files

      1. Update the switches in the following order: Switch_A_1, Switch_B_1, Switch_A_2, Switch_B_2.