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ONTAP upgrade task aborted with error: failed to set field "vserver" to "x"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • ONTAP upgrade


  • System shows following message after ONTAP upgrade attempt:

The upgrade is not complete: an upgrade task aborted. This node is not fully operational. Contact support personnel for the upgrade repair procedure.

  • Upgrade Task aborted due to "failed to set field "vserver" to "3"" 

cluster1::*> system node upgrade-revert show

Node: cluster1-n1                                       Status: aborted

Status Message: The upgrade aborted. Contact support personnel for the upgrade repair procedure.

Vers Phase      Status   Upgrade Phase Status Message
---- ---------- -------- ------------------------------------------------------
700  pre-root   applied  No upgrade is required for this phase.
700  pre-apps   applied  Upgrade successful.
700  post-apps  aborted  failed to set field "vserver" to "3"


  • There is no SVM with the name "3"

cluster1::*> vserver show -vserver 3

Error: Vserver name: Invalid. The Vserver name must begin with a letter or an underscore. Maximum supported length:
       41 if Vserver is type "sync-source", 47 otherwise.

  • Error when checking -instance output:

Status Message:  The upgrade failed in the "post-apps" phase on task " OpenSSH 8.1 Upgrade/Revert Task". 




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