Skip to main content
NetApp Knowledge Base

What is the approximate work time for ONTAP upgrade?

Last Updated:

Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Upgrade


It takes about 2 hours to upgrade one node.

  • You should plan for at least 30 minutes to complete preparatory steps, at least 30 minutes per node to upgrade the cluster (depending on the number of nodes), and at least 30 minutes to complete post-upgrade steps.
  • The upgrade duration guidelines are based on typical configurations and workloads.
    • You can use these guidelines to estimate the time it will take to perform a nondisruptive upgrade in your environment.
    • However, the actual duration of your upgrade process will depend on your individual environment and the number of nodes

Additional Information



NetApp provides no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability or serviceability of any information or recommendations provided in this publication or with respect to any results that may be obtained by the use of the information or observance of any recommendations provided herein. The information in this document is distributed AS IS and the use of this information or the implementation of any recommendations or techniques herein is a customer's responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. This document and the information contained herein may be used solely in connection with the NetApp products discussed in this document.