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Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

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stevemayster
Occasional Contributor

Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Hello.Recently i try to upgrade my HP P4500G2 from version 9.5 to 12.5 using CMC but no luck.

I install all patch, and try to upgrade to 10.5 first and CMC says you can't upgrade to 10.5 you must upgrate to 10.5 and when upgrade to 10.5 

O_o

I'm so lost right now

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David_Tocker
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Yep, same situation. new job - back to the Storevirtual. WTF HP?

Regards.

David Tocker
David_Tocker
Regular Advisor
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Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Okay, I got it working - manually updated to 10.5 first using the support mode of the CMC:

 

mportant note: Support Mode upgrades does not protect the availability of your LUNs in contrast to the default upgrade mode. Be sure to keep enough storage nodes online to retain quorum and prevent impact.

  1. Close the CMC
  2. Navigate to the preferences.txt file.
  3. a. Linux: /home//.storage/preferences.txt
    b. Windows 2003: c:\documents and settings\username\.storage_system\preferences.txt
    c. Windows 2008: c:\users\username\.storage_system\preferences.txt
  4. Open the preferences.txt file in an editor (notepad)
  5. Add the following lines to the end of the file
    CmcSystemPreference.supportMode=true
    CmcUpgradePreference.useOldUpgrades=true
    CmcUpgradePreference.userUpgrade=true
  6. Save the file
  7. Launch the CMC
  8. Go to the Configuration Summary item in the navigation pane
  9. In the right pane, go to the NEW “Support Upgrades” tab
    Note: CMC version 10.x and later the cmc background will be yellow when support mode is set.
  10. Click Browse, go to program files(x86)\hp\p4000\ui\downloads or the location of the p4000 downloads files. Note: Customer may have stored the download files to another directory or share.
  11. Change “files of type:” to all files
  12. Select the desired .patch or .upgrade file, select open
  13. Select the storage node from the list of available nodes
  14. Click the Install button, which will become available once a patch and node are selected
  15. Once the patch/upgrade is installed, Exit the CMC
  16. (This will remove lines added in step 4 and remove the support upgrades tab from the cmc)
  17. Launch the CMC
Regards.

David Tocker
stevemayster
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Yep. Support told me same.

But not everyone has paid support

Thanks David!

TeJoB
Occasional Visitor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Hi

You installed the patches manually. How do you know which patch to install first and in what sequence to install the patches.

Regards

Boris Tetsis

stevemayster
Occasional Contributor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Hello.,Boris.

You must go from lower to bigger., without skipping version.

Amar_Joshi
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Kudos David

tmiles1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

This sounds easy enough and thank you for posting.  There are different flavors of .upgrade file ...

SANIQ_*._all.upgrade, SANIQ_*.FOM.upgrade, SANIQ_*.legacy.upgrade 

Do you remember which one you picked or do we do all and if so which order.

Tks

Stor_Mort
HPE Pro

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Use the SANIQ_10.5_all.upgrade file. Once your systems are at 10.5, you can use the CMC without support mode to upgrade to 12.5.

DO NOT UPGRADE P4500 G2 or P4300 G2 to 12.6 in support mode!!! It is not designed for the G2 systems and will give you trouble!

I am an HPE employee - HPE StoreVirtual Support
Horacio93
Occasional Visitor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Hello, where can i download the firmware for the console CMC 12.5?and do i have to upgrade version to version or do i can upgrade directly from 10.5 to 12.5 thank you

Stor_Mort
HPE Pro

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

Upgrading from 10.5 to 12.5 is much simpler than the 9.5 upgrade. Please post a new question in the forum for this topic.

I am an HPE employee - HPE StoreVirtual Support
bergur
Visitor

Re: Upgrade from 9.5.00 to 12.5.00 HP Lefthand P4500G2

I Guess this also applyes to upgrating a VSA environment from 9.5 tp 12.5 ?