Storwize V7000 to Storwize V7000 Unified Conversion Utility

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Abstract

This utility will test that the IBM Storwize V7000 is ready to have file modules added to upgrade it to a IBM Storwize V7000 Unified system.

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The utility can be installed on any IBM Storwize V7000 system. This utility checks that the system is ready to have file modules added to upgrade it to a Storwize V7000 Unified system so that it can provide network attached storage (NAS) services as well as the block volume services that it already provides. It can also start the initial setup of the file modules and the Storwize V7000 Unified System.

The utility can be run as many times as necessary on the same Storwize V7000 system to perform a readiness check in preparation for the upgrade. It must be run for a final time to start the upgrade, making sure that there have not been any new releases of the utility since it was previously downloaded.

The installation and usage of this utility is non-disruptive but initial setup of the Storwize V7000 Unified system might require node canisters to be restarted if their software needs to be upgraded.

There is no interruption to host I/O unless the initial setup of the file modules is started and needs to upgrade the Storwize V7000 software. Refer to the Software Cross-Reference Table for V7000 Unified to see the version of Storwize V7000 software included in the latest Storwize V7000 Unified software upgrade package.

The utility will only be installed on the current configuration node.

When preparing for an upgrade to NAS, system administrators should refer to sections "Planning->Planning for adding file modules" and "Installing->Adding file modules to an existing Storwize V7000 system" in the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Information Center

System administrators should also to review the Flash Alerts relating to the latest available Storwize V7000 Unified Software version which must be upgraded to immediately after the initial configuration of the V7000 Unified System.

About up2nas 1.4.3.1:
This version will allow file modules to be added when the V7000 software is at any level between 6.3.0.0 to 7.2.0.3.

Installation Instructions

To use the conversion utility (up2nas), follow these steps:
Download the latest version of the up2nas utility using the download link at the bottom of the page.

Use one of the following procedures:

Procedure making use of the management GUI

  1. Go to the Settings > General panel in the management GUI
  2. Select Upgrade Software
  3. Press the Launch Upgrade Wizard button
  4. Select the Browse button in the Upgrade Package panel and select the IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version> package that you downloaded above to start the upload to the system.
  5. You can ignore any warning about it not being a valid software upgrade test package (because it is a system upgrade)
  6. When prompted, to enter the software version you intend to upgrade to, click Cancel.
  7. Access the management CLI
    • ssh superuser@<V7000 management IP>
  8. Run up2nas from the command line.
    • up2nas
  9. Follow the instructions and answer the questions from up2nas.

Procedure making use of CLI
  1. Upload IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version> to /upgrade on the main config node canister of the Storwize V7000.
    For example, using scp if you have it on a Linux PC or winscp if you have it on a Windows PC.
    • scp IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version> superuser@<V7000 management IP address>:/upgrade
  2. Access the command line interface (CLI )
    • ssh superuser@<V7000 management IP>
  3. Install the package. Expect the message as "CMMVC6227I The package installed successfully."
      #applysoftware -file IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version>
      CMMVC6227I The package installed successfully.
  4. Run up2nas from the CLI.
    • up2nas
  5. Follow the instructions and answer the questions from up2nas.
Note: If you are not able upload the IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version> file to the Storwize V7000 but you are able to put it on a USB flash drive, put the applysoftware -file IBM2076_INSTALL_up2nas_<version> command into a satask.txt file on the USB flash drive. Then insert the USB flash drive into the Storwize V7000 control enclosure. Refer to satask.txt commands in the Information Center for help with the Storwize V7000 CLI commands that you can run using a USB flash drive. Continue to run up2nas as in the procedure above.

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Platform IBM Storwize V7000 Not Applicable
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Date 14 Mar 2014




Storwize V7000 to Storwize V7000 Unified Conversio HTTP

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More support for:

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)

Version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

IBM Storwize V7000

Reference #:

S4001050

Modified date:

2014-03-14

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