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Failed VSA 8.1 to 8.5 Upgrade?

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Occasional Advisor

Failed VSA 8.1 to 8.5 Upgrade?

Tried to perform an upgrade to an existing VSA 8.1 instance today after downloading the SANiQ_8.5.00.0319_20100326_all.upgrade bits. It goes along well until it comes up with an error as follows:

Extracting package contents ...
Starting software upgrade ...
Current Software Version:
New Software Version:
Checking storage node ...
Preparing for upgrade ...
Checking if there is space for the new software ...
**ERROR**: The OS disk in this node is not large enough for the new software upgrade package.
* You must increase the size of the OS disk before upgrading this node.
* See the Release 8.5 P4000 SAN Solution Upgrade Guide for instructions.

OK then ... how do you upgrade an inplace VSA (that has VMDK's on it!)? By the way, I can't find any "Upgrade Guide" in the documentation on the FTP site.

Thanks to all.
Paul Miano
Occasional Advisor

Re: Failed VSA 8.1 to 8.5 Upgrade?

You may want to check the upgrade instructions at:

There is a section about enlarging the OS size for VSA due to the increase in the VMTools size.

Good luck,

Occasional Advisor

Re: Failed VSA 8.1 to 8.5 Upgrade?

Nice call!

That was the ticket. Don't know why I couldn't find the "Upgrade Guide".

Thanks again.