Upgrade to NAS 1.3.0

IMPORTANT

You must be running version 1.2.5 of StorNext NAS before upgrading to StorNext NAS 1.3.0.

After you have upgraded to StorNext NAS 1.2.5, you can perform the StorNext NAS 1.3.0 upgrade.

Prerequisites

  • You must be on StorNext NAS 1.2.5 or later and StorNext 5.3.1 or later to upgrade to the StorNext NAS 1.3.0.
  • Keep in mind that you will perform all configuration tasks from the Appliance Controller Console. You need either to be logged in as the sysadmin user or issue the su -sysadmin command to complete the upgrade. To log in to the controller console, see Access the Appliance Controller Console.
  • If you want to perform a local upgrade, you will need to download the upgrade bundle. Contact Quantum Service and Support (http://www.quantum.com/serviceandsupport/get-help/index.aspx#contact-support).
  • You must configure your server to resolve all IP addresses to hostnames, including the NAS cluster's VIP. Otherwise, the NAS nodes will not be able to recognize other nodes nor the VIP, and the NAS cluster cannot join. For additional information, see Resolve IP Addresses into Hostnames.

 

Additional Considerations

Before upgrading to 1.3.0, review the following considerations.

How Do I Upgrade to NAS 1.3.0?

The following steps walk you through the upgrade process.

  1. Make Sure You Are Running NAS 1.2.5

    You must be running version 1.2.5 of StorNext NAS before upgrading to StorNext NAS 1.3.0. See Upgrade to NAS 1.2.5.

    Proceed to 2. Select Your Upgrade Type: Local or Remote.

  1. Select Your Upgrade Type: Local or Remote
    • Local Upgrade

      To perform local upgrades, you need to download the upgrade package, extract the RPM files, and transfer the files to the /var/upgrade directory on the host server.

      Proceed to 3. Upgrade Your Environment: Single Nodes or NAS Clusters.

    • Remote Upgrade

      To perform remote upgrades, the host server needs to be able to communicate with Quantum's remote upgrade repository over the Internet. Proceed to 3. Upgrade Your Environment: Single Nodes or NAS Clusters.

  1. Upgrade Your Environment: Single Nodes or NAS Clusters
    • Single Node

      Upgrade each node to 1.3.0. See Task: Upgrade a Single Node to 1.3.0.

    • NAS Cluster

      To upgrade a NAS cluster to 1.3.0, you will need to do the following:

      1. First upgrade the Master node, which causes all non-master nodes to leave the cluster.
      2. After the master node has been successfully upgraded, you can upgrade each non-master node. After each non-master node has been successfully upgraded, it automatically rejoins the NAS cluster.

      See Task: Upgrade NAS Clusters to 1.3.0

Tasks

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