How to: Upgrade NetApp ONTAP Simulator 9.1 to 9.2

For my tests and lab activities it’s always important to work with the latest version of software products. As the NetApp ONTAP simulator usually comes some times after the GA I decided to upgrade the simulator with the regular GA package and want to share here how to do it.

Before you start you need to:
– download the latest ONTAP 9.2 build
– make sure your root aggregate and root volume has enough free space
– disable snapshot scheduling and reserve on vol0 (yes, the vol0 on the node)
– The guide is for a single-node simulator

  1. Check which software image is currently being used. Type
    “system image show”2017-07-26 18_21_36-Settings
  2. To upgrade the software place the GA package on a http server and type
    “system image update -package http://YOURURL/92_q_image.tgz”
    2017-07-26 18_22_13-Settings
  3. Now the new image is extracted and installed to the image2 partition
    2017-07-26 18_23_20-Settings
  4. After the installation is done you can verify if the new software is installed in the boot image
    2017-07-26 18_23_59-Settings
  5. Your system needs to reboot now
  6. During the reboot you will see that the boot image will change to image2
    2017-07-26 18_24_53-Jump List for Skype
  7. After the system is back online you can verify with the running version with
    2017-07-26 18_37_01-Settings
  8. The upgrade is done and your simulator is now on ONTAP 9.2


That’s it, have fun with ONTAP 9.2


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