Upgrade to NAS 1.4.0.x

You can upgrade individual systems directly fromStorNext NAS 1.2.5 to StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x. However, to upgrade NAS clusters to 1.4.0.x, we strongly recommend upgrading to 1.3.0 first. StorNext NAS 1.3.0 provides the automatic NAS cluster upgrade feature, allowing you to upgrade an entire NAS cluster with one command. See Upgrades.

Prerequisites

 

Additional Considerations

Before upgrading to 1.4.0.x, review the following considerations.

How Do I Upgrade to NAS 1.4.0.x?

The following steps walk you through the upgrade process.

  1. Determine Your Current Version

    To determine your current version, see "Which Version Am I Running?" in Additional Considerations.

    • StorNext NAS 1.2.5 or higher

      If you are currently running StorNext NAS 1.2.5, you can upgrade single nodes directly to StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x.

      To upgrade an entire NAS cluster with a single command, you must first upgrade to StorNext NAS 1.3.0. See Upgrade to NAS 1.3.0.

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

    • StorNext NAS 1.3.0

      If you are currently running StorNext NAS 1.3.0, you can upgrade an entire NAS cluster directly to StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x. with a single command. 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.

      Keep in mind that the StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x local upgrade package includes two parts:

      • Part 1 verifies that you are running StorNext NAS 1.2.5 or 1.3.0, which is required to upgrade to StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x. You must upgrade to StorNext NAS 1.3.0 to access the automatic NAS cluster upgrade feature.
      • Part 2 installs the new StorNext NAS 1.4.0.x features.

      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

Tasks

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