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Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

Frequent Advisor

Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

Hi.

My Management Group contains 2 nodes running 9.0, and 2 nodes running 9.5. I have upgraded the CMC to 11.0. As I understand I must upgrade the group to 10.5, and then to 11.0.

 

However, when I start the upgrade wizard I get this warning:

Volume found that exceeds the online upgrade limit.

The following clusters have at least one volume or snapshot with an extremely large amount of data written to it.

 

Do I need to stop the access fra my Hyper-V Cluster to perform the upgrade?

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Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

are you using snapshots as a backup?  sounds like you have a really old snapshot that has grown too large.  You can contact support to see if they can get around that warning, but my guess is you will have to decide if you want to delete that snapshot or just stay on the version you are running.

 

Remember, if you do delete the snapshot, if its that large, it will take some time to actually be deleted after you tell it to delete.

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Frequent Advisor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

I am not using snapshots as a backup. If that was the case, I would see them under "Volumes and Snapshots", right?

Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

yes it would show under the volume.

 

But it looks like I read that too quick.  you said "volume OR snapshot".  Check to see how much free space you have on that SAN, you might have too little unallocated space.

Frequent Advisor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

One cluster is 81% full, the other is 74%. I belive that should be enough?

Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

totally.  time to open a support case w/ HP :-/

Frequent Advisor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

You won't be able to do a 10.5 to 11 Online upgrade. HP appears to have given up on actually releasing v11 via CMC. They've been stalling and changing dates for the past 5 months. 

 

I'm pretty sure HP is trying to kill off StoreVirtual. That is the only logical explanation for such pitiful support, update releases and stagnant feature set.  

Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

I agree that its rather concerning that they can't come out with a standard rollout for the v11 update, but if I see this correctly he's not able to to the v10.5 update either and that is the first problem.  cmc doesn't even offer the v11 update so that isn't causing the error.

Frequent Advisor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

I am actually allowed to continue, this is only a warning. But should I do it?

Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

ah...  I would ask support on that one.  Better safe than sorry.

Occasional Visitor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

There is no online upgrade from 10.5 to 11, and the only way to do that by ISO image.

better to keep 10.5 now, till HP release the new 11.5.

Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading SAN/iq from 9.0/9.5 to 11

well it depends on what you are talking about for "online".  Its not "online" in that the update files are not publicly available and you have to contact support to get the files if you want to upgrade to v11, but the upgrade process is "online" in that if you happen to have the upgrade files you can upgrade your SAN and keep your SAN "online" just like any other upgrade through CMC.

 

 

For what its worth, if there is a feature in v11 you want, I wouldn't wait for v11.5 because its been over 7 months since they said there would be an upgrade for v11 and that hasn't happened so why wait around for v11.5 which doesn't even have an announced release date.