Upgrading SFW HA using the rolling upgrades

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Upgrading SFW HA using the rolling upgrades

Product: SFW HA

Platform: Windows

Version: 6.0

Perform the following steps to upgrade the server components, using the rolling upgrade wizard

  1. On any of the system that does not belong to the cluster you want to upgrade, insert the product software disk containing the installation package into your system's disc drive.

  2. Allow the autorun feature to start the installation or double-click Setup.exe.

    The CD browser appears.

  3. Click Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0

  4. Click Upgrade Server Components (Rolling Upgrade).

  5. On the Welcome panel, review the list of prerequisites and click Next.

  6. On the License panel, read the license terms, select I accept the terms of License Agreement, and then click Next.

  7. On the Cluster Details panel, perform the following tasks:

    • In the Cluster Node host name or IP text box, specify the node name or IP address of a node that belongs to the cluster you want to upgrade.

    • Enter the cluster user account details or select log-on user credentials to log-on with the user account credentials of the system on which you are running the wizard.


      The wizard ignores the specified details and uses the logged-on user credentials, if the cluster is configured using single sign-on authentication.

      The user account must have local administrator privileges on all the cluster nodes. The wizard discovers only those nodes where the user has the required permissions.


    To perform a rolling upgrade, the cluster must be configured to use VCS authentication. After you enter the cluster details, the wizard identifies the cluster that you want to upgrade. If you have configured the cluster for single sign-on authentication, the wizard prompts for a confirmation to convert the cluster configuration to use VCS authentication.

    After the upgrade is complete, the wizard re-configures the cluster for single sign-on authentication.

  8. On the Upgrade Details panel, perform the following tasks:


    You must perform these tasks for each cluster node.

    • Select the required license type from the License key drop-down list.

      If you select the "Keyless" license type, all the available product options are displayed and are selected by default.

      If you select "User entered license key" as your license type, the License Details panel appears by default. On the License Details panel, enter the license key and then click Add. You can add multiple licenses for the various product options you want to use.

      The wizard validates the entered license keys and displays the relevant error if the validation fails. After the validation is complete, click Ok.

    • The installed product options are selected by default. Select the additional options to be installed, if any. These options are available depending on your product license.

      You can also choose to clear the default selection for any of the installed option. If you clear the selection, the option is uninstalled.

  9. On the Cluster Identification panel, enter a temporary cluster identification number in the Temporary Cluster ID text box. The cluster ID value can range in between 0 to 65535.

    A virtual cluster is formed using this temporary ID while all the cluster nodes are upgraded.

    The wizard restores the original identification number after all the cluster nodes are upgraded.

  10. On the Upgrade Plan panel, review the cluster upgrade plan generated by the wizard and then click Next.

    You can sort the nodes to customize the upgrade sequence. To sort the nodes, select the desired node and change the sequence using the Up and Down arrow and then click Update Plan.

    Review the new upgrade plan and then click Next.

  11. On the Installation panel, review the upgrade progress. After the upgrade is complete, click Finish.

    The wizard displays the status of each upgrade task. If any of the tasks fail, you must rectify the cause and run the wizard again. If the upgrade was successful on any of the cluster node and you have now launched the wizard again to run the installation on the failed nodes, the wizard discovers only the nodes that were not upgraded earlier. It also populates the temporary cluster ID on the Cluster Identification panel. This is the same ID that you had specified during the earlier run.

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