What version of ONTAP can I upgrade to?

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The version of ONTAP that you can upgrade to varies based on the version of ONTAP currently running on your nodes. You can determine the current version of ONTAP running on each node by using the system image show command.

You can upgrade from…​ To…​

ONTAP 9.9.0

ONTAP 9.9.1

ONTAP 9.8

ONTAP 9.9.0 or 9.9.1

ONTAP 9.7

ONTAP 9.8 or 9.9.1

ONTAP 9.6

ONTAP 9.7 or 9.8

ONTAP 9.5

ONTAP 9.6, 9.7, or 9.9.1

Note: If you are upgrading from ONTAP 9.5 directly to 9.9.1, you must download the software image for ONTAP 9.7 and 9.9.1. The automated upgrade process uses the 9.7 image in the background to complete the update to 9.9.1. You should expect multiple reboots during the process.

ONTAP 9.4

ONTAP 9.5

ONTAP 9.3

ONTAP 9.4, 9.5 or 9.7

Note: If you are upgrading from ONTAP 9.3 directly to 9.7, you must download the software image for ONTAP 9.5 and 9.7. The automated upgrade process uses the 9.5 image in the background to complete the update to 9.7. You should expect multiple reboots during the process.

ONTAP 9.2

ONTAP 9.3

ONTAP 9.1

ONTAP 9.2 or 9.3

ONTAP 9

ONTAP 9.1

Data ONTAP 8.3.x

ONTAP 9 or 9.1

Data ONTAP 8.2.x or earlier

Note: If you are running a release earlier than Data ONTAP 8.3.x, you cannot upgrade directly to ONTAP 9 or 9.1. You must upgrade to Data ONTAP 8.3.x first, then upgrade to ONTAP 9 or 9.1.

Data ONTAP 8.3.x