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How Data ONTAP Upgrade Advisor helps to perform a Data ONTAP upgrade or revert to an earlier version?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8
  • Data ONTAP 8
  • AutoSupport
  • AIQ Upgrade Advisor
  • FAS/AFF systems

Answer

The ONTAP Upgrade Advisor is a tool within Active IQ that will provide a plan with steps and commands to successfully perform a ONTAP upgrade or revert. The plan also contains context-sensitive links to the following:

  • Pre and post-upgrade checks
  • Issues and risk exposures
  • ONTAP Release Notes
  • Links to shelf module, system, and diagnostic FW
 
ONTAP 9
  1. Click here to access Active IQ Digital Advisor.

    • Active IQ Digital Advisor shows systems with a valid support contract.
    • If contracts expire, a grace period of 90 days is given in which systems continue to be visible.
    • Thereafter, systems are not searchable or visible within Active IQ Digital Advisor.
  2. Provide your username and password and click Sign In.

If you have logged in for the first time, then If you have already selected the home page, then
  1. Select the default home page.
    You will be directed to the selected home page from the next time you log in.

  2. Click Save.

  3. Click Active IQ Digital Advisor to view the Active IQ Digital Advisor dashboard.

The dashboard of the selected home page is displayed.

  1. In the dashboard, view pending upgrades in the Upgrades widget.
  2. Click the number of Action items to view the pending upgrades.
  3. Select the required upgrade option.
  4. Click the number of systems, displayed on the widget, to view the Upgrade Advisor tab.

You can also click the Release Notes to view detailed information about the release.

  1. View the list of risks, in the Risk Advisor tab, along with their severity level, which would be mitigated because of the upgrade.
  2. Click Generate Upgrade Plan to navigate to Upgrade Advisor.

 

 

Clustered  Data ONTAP 8
 Data ONTAP 8 operating in 7-Mode

The following features which exist in Active IQ Classic are not planned to be added in Active IQ Digital Advisor due to low usage (unless otherwise noted):

  • Upgrade Advisor - is deprecated

    Send us an Email to open a support ticket for upgrading your storage system

The following features which exist in Active IQ Classic are not planned to be added in Active IQ Digital Advisor due to low usage (unless otherwise noted):

  • Upgrade Advisor - is deprecated

    Send us an Email to open a support ticket for upgrading your storage system