When you run the SSD firmware upgrade, all SSDs in the cluster that are not already running the target version and which can be upgraded to the target firmware version are upgraded. The process deactivates, upgrades and reactivates each SSD in succession. This process cannot be performed concurrently with any other upgrade of VAST Cluster software or firmware.
Optionally, you can force all SSDs to be upgraded to the target version, skipping the version check.
The upgrade proceeds only under the following conditions:
No concurrent upgrades are in progress.
All of the cluster’s DBoxes and DNodes are active.
The cluster state, memory state, RAID state, and NVRAM state are all healthy.
You can run the upgrade from the VAST Web UI or from the VAST CLI.
The firmware version is packaged in the VAST Cluster release bundle file. If needed, request the bundle file from VAST Data Support.
Download the release bundle to your local machine.
From the left navigation menu, select Infrastructure and then Clusters.
Select the Actions button for the cluster () and then select Upgrade.
In the Upgrade Cluster dialog, click Upload a file and browse to the package file that you downloaded.
Enable the SSD option.
Optionally, you can also enable the Force option. This option skips version validation.
Don't enable any of the other options.
Click Upgrade and then click Yes to confirm.
The release package is now uploaded to the cluster. The Activities icon indicates the upload progress at the top of the page. When the upload is complete, the upgrade begins. You can monitor progress on the Activities page.
Log into the CNode on which the VMS is running and download the release package file to the
vast/bundles/directory. The file name of the downloaded bundle should be <file>.vast.tar.gz, where <file> is the name of a specific build.
Connect to the VAST CLI and run
cluster upgradewith the
--ssd-upgradeoption. If you wish to skip version validation, include the
--forceoption. Do not include other options.
vcli: admin> cluster upgrade --build-package /vast/bundles/50181_image.vast.tar.gz --ssd-upgrade
You can monitor the upgrade progress in the command output.