You can update the NAS software from StorNext Connect at the cluster level using Quantum's external upgrade repository. When you update the NAS software, all NAS gateways in the NAS cluster are updated with the available Appliance Controller upgrade. All non-master nodes are updated before the master node completes the update.
The Manage NAS application must be at version 4 or later. See Manage Applications for details about installing and updating StorNext Connect applications.
StorNext Connect supports updating the NAS software on systems with StorNext NAS 1.3.0 or later installed. If the system has an earlier version of NAS software installed, you must use the Appliance Controller Console to update all nodes in the cluster to StorNext NAS 1.3.0 before having the option of performing NAS software updates through the Manage NAS app.
In addition, if your StorNext Connect system does not have an Internet connection, you must update the NAS software using the console, regardless of the NAS software version.
Select About from the user name drop-down menu to view application version information. The About page lists the versions and revisions of the core components and all the apps installed on the StorNext Connect system.
If StorNext NAS 1.3.0 or later is installed, you can see the version in the NAS cluster column of the Manage NAS home page.
If an update is available, the Manage NAS home page shows "Update Available" instead of the current version. Click the link to go to the Update NAS cluster page, which shows the version currently installed on each node.
If an earlier version of NAS software is installed, you can check the version using the Appliance Controller Console. See View Your Current Appliance Controller Version in the Appliance Controller Documentation Center for details about checking the NAS software version using the console.
Caution: Because the update process could briefly interrupt access, we recommend performing an update when minimal disruption to file access will occur.
To update the NAS software:
- Open the Manage NAS application.
- Click the Update Available link in the NAS cluster column for the cluster you want to update.
- On the Update NAS cluster page, review the details about the update.
- To start the process of updating the NAS software on all NAS gateways in the NAS cluster, click Update. When the update is complete the page will show a confirmation message.
- Click Done to return to the Manage NAS home page.
Note: Because the update time can vary, you can navigate away from the Update NAS cluster page during the update. However, you cannot edit the cluster during the update process. The Status column on the Manage NAS home page shows the status of the installation. If the update process fails, click the link in the Status column to return to the Update NAS cluster page to review the failure message.