Upgrade to NAS 1.3.0 from StorNext 5.4.0.x

Feature Upgrade Packages

Prior to the Appliance Controller 1.4.1 release, all upgrade packages are specific to StorNext NAS and are referred to accordingly within this documentation center. Beginning with the Appliance Controller 1.4.1 release, upgrade packages encompass all Appliance Controller features and are referred to as Appliance Controller upgrades within this documentation center.

StorNext 5.4.0.x includes StorNext NAS 1.2.5 and 1.3.0 upgrade packages, which are handled during the upgrade to StorNext 5.4.0.x as follows:

  • If you purchased an appliance with StorNext 5.4.0.x pre-installed, then the appliance also has StorNext NAS 1.3.0 installed on it.
  • If you are already running StorNext NAS 1.3.0, the StorNext 5.4.0.x upgrade will not upgrade your NAS software.
  • If you are running StorNext NAS 1.2.5, the StorNext 5.4.0.x upgrade will place the NAS 1.3.0 upgrade RPMs into your local /var/upgrade directory. You can then locally upgrade to StorNext NAS 1.3.0. See Upgrade to NAS 1.3.0.
  • If you are running StorNext NAS 1.2.4 or earlier, the StorNext 5.4.0.x upgrade will do one of the following:

Prerequisites

  • You must be on StorNext NAS 1.2.3 or 1.2.4 to upgrade to the StorNext NAS 1.2.5.
  • You must be on StorNext NAS 1.2.5 or later to upgrade to the StorNext NAS 1.3.0.
  • You need either to be logged in as the sysadmin user or issue the su -sysadmin command to complete the system upgrade.

Additional Upgrade Information

  • When you upgrade to StorNext NAS 1.3.0, your Samba version will automatically update to version 4.2.
  • Keep in mind that you will perform all configuration tasks from the Appliance Controller Console. To log in to the controller console, see Access the Appliance Controller Console.
  • Each node generally takes less than 5 minutes to complete the upgrade, and in many cases, each node will complete the upgrade between 30 seconds and 1 minute. Because the upgrade process could briefly interrupt access, we recommend performing an upgrade when minimal disruption to file access will occur.