Data ONTAP Upgrade Utility (upgrade_ontap)
Download Information: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/upgrade_ontap (Password Protected. Customers only)
The Data ONTAPTM Upgrade Utility (upgrade_ontap) is a perl script that provides a convenient method to upgrade to a newer version of Data ONTAP on NetApp filers from either a Unix or Windows computer. The NetApp filer to be upgraded should be running Data ONTAP Release 6.0 or later.
Advantages of Data ONTAP Upgrade Utility over current upgrade methods
NFS mounts or CIFS drive mappings are not needed
only one upgrade file required - setup.exe
The current upgrade process is multi-step: copy the install script or setup.exe over to the filer, execute the script or setup.exe, and execute the download command from the filer. With upgrade_ontap, the entire upgrade operation is done with the one command.
Previously, you needed to create NFS mounts or CIFS drive mappings before you could proceed with an upgrade. With upgrade_ontap, you do not need to establish mounts or mappings; it uses http to transfer the upgrade to the filer.
Previously, you also had to choose which file to use - an install script or setup.exe - depending upon whether you were upgrading from a Unix or a Windows computer. With upgrade_ontap, you just use setup.exe in either case.