Upgrade FalconStor CDPVA from 8.0 to 9.0

Please refer to the steps below on how to upgrade Falconstor CDPVA from 8.0 to 9.0

Verify the existing version of CDPVA

[root@CDPVA etc]# cat redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago)

#!/bin/sh
cdp="192.168.1.110"
username="root"
password="IPStor101"

#Login to CDP
iscon login -s $cdp -u $username -p $password
    Command: login executed successfully.

#Get CDP version
iscon getserverversion -s $cdp

    Version 8.0, Build 8916

Steps to perform upgrade from 8.0 to 9.0

  1. Download Upgrade-7.3.258c-VA-IPStor-9.00-9557.OEL7U4.VMDK & preflight_check-V6.199.sh from FalconStor Portal

  2. Upload the Upgrade-7.3.258c-VA-IPStor-9.00-9557.OEL7U4.VMDK to the same folder of the CDPVA which we are going to upgrade

  3. Upload the preflight_check-V6.199.sh to CDPVA with SCP

scp preflight_check-V6.199.sh root@192.168.1.110:/tmp
  1. Assign Execute permission for the preflight_check-V6.199.sh and execute it
chmod 777 preflight_check-V6.199.sh

./preflight_check-V6.199.sh
  1. Click OK
    CDPVA-Upgrade-01

  2. Ensure that the precheck is complete successfully
    CDPVA-Upgrade-02

  3. Click OK to proceed with the upgrade
    CDPVA-Upgrade-03

  4. CDPVA will be shutdown
    CDPVA-Upgrade-04

  5. Review the existing HDD configuration of CDPVA and do the changes as below
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Change the Hard Disk 2 from SCSI0:1 to any free SCSI address, like SCSI0:4

Change the Hard Disk 1 from SCSI0:0 to SCSI0:1

Add the uploaded upgrade disk and assign SCSI0:0

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  1. Power On the CDPVA and enter root credential
    CDPVA-Upgrade-07

  2. Click OK
    CDPVA-Upgrade-08

  3. Click OK
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  4. Click YES
    CDPVA-Upgrade-10

  5. Click OK
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  6. Wait the new boot image to transfer to the system drive of CDPVA, and CDPVA will shutdown by itself
    CDPVA-Upgrade-12

  7. Reconfigure the Hard Disks

Remove the uploaded Upgrade Disk

Change the Hard Disk 2 from SCSI0:4 to any free SCSI address, like SCSI0:1

Change the Hard Disk 1 from SCSI0:1 to SCSI0:0

  1. Power On the CDPVA and login with root to start the actual upgrade
    CDPVA-Upgrade-13

  2. Verify that CDPVA had been upgraded successfully

[root@CDPVA ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.4 (Maipo)

#!/bin/sh
cdp="192.168.1.110"
username="root"
password="IPStor101"

#Login to CDP
iscon login -s $cdp -u $username -p $password
    Command: login executed successfully.

#Get CDP version
iscon getserverversion -s $cdp

    Version 9.0, Build 9557
  1. Login to FalconStor Management Console (Please update to the latest version) to verify that all the settings are remain and the schedule snapshot & replication jobs are running

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