Planning your upgrade with Upgrade Advisor
You should use the Upgrade Advisor tool (if it is available in your environment) to ensure that you have met the requirements for upgrading to the current release and to generate an upgrade plan.
Before you begin
To use the Upgrade Advisor tool, yoursystemmust meet the following requirements:
About this task
Upgrade Advisor is an online tool, available onthe NetApp Support Site , that simplifies the process of planning Data ONTAP upgrades. When you submit your system identification and target release to Upgrade Advisor, the tool compares AutoSupport data about yoursystemto known requirements and limitations of the target release. Upgrade Advisor then generates an upgrade plan (and optionally a back-out plan) with recommended preparation and execution procedures.
To generate an upgrade plan, you must have identifying information for yoursystem(host name, system ID, or serial number) and you must have selected a target upgrade release. You can also select other options, including the
For more information about Upgrade Advisor, see the Upgrade Advisor Help screens.
The system identification information is near the top of the display.
After you finishIt is not necessary to follow further instructions in this Upgrade Guide after you generate and execute an upgrade plan by using Upgrade Advisor. Nonetheless, you might want to consult this guide for details and background information.