Upgrade FalconStor CDPVA from 8.0 to 9.0

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
    CDPVA-Upgrade-05

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
    CDPVA-Upgrade-09

  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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