Storwize V7000 : Software Upgrade
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Upgrading the IBM Storwize V7000 is an easy procedure without interruption as the storage architecture provides 2 nodes, and upgrade runs on one node before shutting down and upgrading the other node.
This upgrade operation will take approximately 30 minutes.
Login to the GUI
Go to the upgrade menu and Launch the Upgrade Wizard
Upgrade Test Utility upload and launch
Once completed successfully, you could go further and begin the upgrade.
Upgrade Package upload
You could use the applysoftware command to upgrade by the CLI. In some cases, the upgrade process could fail with CMMVC5995E error code which means that the disk is full and problem occurs while unpacking package. You could use a command to clear unused files :
First Node upgrade
At first, the upgrade process begin with one node while the other one is still up and running.
We could check te status by CLI :
Second Node upgrade
Automatically, when the first node uprade is complete, the service ip address will failover and the second node upgrade will begin.
You could notice that the node 2 is up to date while the node 1 is upgrading
After a while, the upgrade process will finish and both nodes are will be at the same level.