How to : Upgrade ontap on NetApp filer

Follow these simple steps to upgrade the Ontap version of your NetApp filer :

– download the preferred Ontap version from
– map filer/c$ to a network drive
– copy the ontap.exe-file to this location (/etc/software)
– open the command prompt, use software list to check the file
– then use software install <filename.exe> to load the new Ontap version
– use the download command to actually install the new Ontap version
– finally….. reboot the filer (keep putty open and watch for any errors and the progress)

Use the disk_fw_upgrade command to upgrade the firmware on the disks.


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