Choose a controller upgrade procdure

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The controller upgrade procedure you use depends on the platform model, scope of the upgrade, and type of MetroCluster configuration.

Choosing a procedure that does not use aggregate relocation

Type of upgrade or refresh

MetroCluster type

ONTAP version

Procedure

  • Scope: Platform (controller modules) only

  • Method: Automated switchover/switchback

FC

9.10.1 and later

  • Scope: Platform (controller modules) only

  • Method: Automated switchover/switchback

IP

9.10.1 and later

  • Scope: Platform (controller modules) only

  • Method: Switchover/switchback

FC

9.8 and later

  • Scope: Platform (controller modules) only

  • Method: Switchover/switchback

IP

9.8 and later

Choosing a procedure using aggregate relocation

Aggregate relocation procedure MetroCluster type ONTAP version Procedure

Using system controller replace commands and swapping the controller module and NVM

FC

9.10.1 and later

Using system controller replace commands

FC

9.8 and later

Using system controller replace commands

FC

9.5 through 9.7

Using manual ARL commands

FC

9.8

Using manual ARL commands

FC

9.7 and earlier