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Upgrade to Element 12.3 or 12.5 is taking several hours per node

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Applies to

  • All SF-Series and H-Series models
  • Upgrades from NetApp Element software 12.2 or 12.3 to NetApp Element software 12.3 or 12.5
  • Storage firmware upgrades


  • Element OS Upgrade of some nodes takes hours to complete
  • Storage Firmware upgrade taking long time
  • Cluster logs present an error:
    • MaintenanceModeManagerError: At least one unresolved blocking cluster fault exists or the cluster does not have enough tolerance for node maintenance.


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