StorNext 5.2 upgrade for SpycerBox or non HA MDS

Robert Leong -

Documents

Using these Quantum documents as the guides, they are in the 5.2.0.zip from the Knowledge Base download (only available for internal staff).

  • 6-68044-01_SN_5_SNFX_5_UpgradeGuide_RevE.pdf
    Section: Upgrading HA Systems To StorNext 5 with .RPM Files, page 27.
  • 6-68045-01_SN_5_SNFX_5_Installation_Guide_RevE.pdf
    Section: Installing StorNext File System-Only from RPMs, page 60

The guides are missing some steps, here is the updated and tested outline containing the pertinent steps.

This example tested with a 3u MDS, RHEL 6.2, upgrading from StorNext 4.2.2.

Quoting the guide: You can upgrade directly from StorNext 4.1 if you are using RPM files to upgrade the MDC.

It does not say StorNext 4.1 OR ABOVE, I will assume they meant that.

License and install file

Make sure you have a valid StorNext 5 license.dat before the upgrade, backup the previous license.dat file and put new one in place.

Copy and extract the .zip to folder in /usr/local/src/snfs/5.2.0, this is the default path where all software installs should live.

Change to the directory and expand the appropriate .bin, .rpm and related files are expanded to /tmp/stornext

cd /usr/loocal/src/snfs/5.2.0./
RedHat60AS_26x86_64_5.2.0_51843E.bin

Stop and then install

The .cfgx gets updated, the original is backed up in /usr/cvfs/data/……. should you ever need to go back.

service cvfs fullstop
cd /tmp/stornext/stornext_full/RedHat60AS_26x86_64/DSM
rpm -Uvh snupdate-<version>.rpm
rpm -Uvh quantum_protobuf-<version>.rpm
rpm -Uvh quantum_zeromq-<version>.rpm
rpm -Uvh quantum_jansson-2.4.0-2.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh snfs-client-<platform/revision>.rpm snfs-server-<platform/revision>.rpm snfs-common<platform/revision>.rpm
(for client installation, omit the snfs-server-.... above)
rpm -Uvh snfs-compat-<version>.rpm

Verify and start

cvversion 
service cvfs start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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