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When is a multi-hop upgrade applicable in ONTAP 9?

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Applies to

All ONTAP 9 releases

Answer

Beginning in ONTAP 9.7, multi-hop upgrades of Long term releases are supported, which means you can perform a direct upgrade from 9.3 to 9.7.

  • The version of ONTAP that you can upgrade or downgrade varies based on the version of ONTAP currently running on your nodes.
  • For the latest and most accurate information please refer to the topic 'Cluster update requirements' in the ONTAP 9 Upgrade Paths.
Upgrade Paths

SU2 :  Recommended ONTAP releases on the NetApp Support Site

You can upgrade from... To...
ONTAP 9.10.0 ONTAP 9.10.1
ONTAP 9.9.1 ONTAP 9.10.1

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 9.9.0

ONTAP 9.6 ONTAP 9.7 or 9.8

ONTAP 9.5

(multi-hop)

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

(multi-hop)

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
 
Data ONTAP 8.3.x

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.
Reverts

Reverting is a single hop operation. meaning you must revert one version at a time until you reach your desired version.

For Example

  • you multi-hop upgrade from 9.3 to 9.7
  • In a rare situation you may have to revert
    • then you must revert from 9.7 to 9.6, then to 9.5 until you reach 9.3
    • You may also decide to remain in 9.6 or 9.5 depending on the issue. At this point you should have a Support ticket open for assistance

Do I need technical support to revert? If you require assistance please contact NetApp Technical Support and reference this article

You must perform a revert from... To...
ONTAP 9.10.1 ONTAP 9.9.1

ONTAP 9.9.1 or 9.9.0

ONTAP 9.8

ONTAP 9.8

ONTAP 9.7

ONTAP 9.7 ONTAP 9.6
ONTAP 9.6 ONTAP 9.5
ONTAP 9.5 ONTAP 9.4
ONTAP 9.4 ONTAP 9.3
ONTAP 9.3 ONTAP 9.2
ONTAP 9.2 ONTAP 9.1
ONTAP 9.1 or ONTAP 9 Data ONTAP 8.3.x

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