Automated disruptive using the CLI (single-node cluster only)


Beginning with ONTAP 9.2, you can perform an automated update of a single-node cluster. Because single-node clusters lack redundancy, updates are always disruptive.

  • You must have satisfied upgrade preparation requirements.

    1. Delete the previous ONTAP software package: cluster image package delete -version previous_package_version

    2. Download the target ONTAP software package: cluster image package get -url location

      cluster1::> cluster image package get -url
      Package download completed.
      Package processing completed.
    3. Verify that the software package is available in the cluster package repository: cluster image package show-repository

      cluster1::> cluster image package show-repository
      Package Version  Package Build Time
      ---------------- ------------------
      9.7              M/DD/YYYY 10:32:15
    4. Verify that the cluster is ready to be upgraded: cluster image validate -version package_version_number

      cluster1::> cluster image validate -version 9.7
      WARNING: There are additional manual upgrade validation checks that must be performed after these automated validation checks have completed...
    5. Monitor the progress of the validation: cluster image show-update-progress

    6. Complete all required actions identified by the validation.

    7. Optionally, generate a software upgrade estimate: cluster image update -version package_version_number -estimate-only

      The software upgrade estimate displays details about each component to be updated, and the estimated duration of the upgrade.

    8. Perform the software upgrade: cluster image update -version package_version_number

      Note If an issue is encountered, the update pauses and prompts you to take corrective action. You can use the cluster image show-update-progress command to view details about any issues and the progress of the update. After correcting the issue, you can resume the update by using the cluster image resume-update command.
    9. Display the cluster update progress: cluster image show-update-progress

      The node is rebooted as part of the update and cannot be accessed while rebooting.

    10. Trigger a notification: autosupport invoke -node * -type all -message "Finishing_Upgrade"

      If your cluster is not configured to send messages, a copy of the notification is saved locally.