Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants
- Managing NetBackup application instance users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Managing application add-ons on instances
- Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
- Upgrading application instances
- About Flex Appliance upgrades and updates
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
Upgrading Flex Appliance
Use the following procedure to upgrade the Flex Appliance software.
To upgrade Flex Appliance
- On the Flex Appliance Console, click the Repository icon in the left-side navigation bar and navigate to the Appliance upgrades and updates tab.
- Make sure that the upgrade package you want to use is located in the repository. See Managing the repository.
- Navigate to System topology > Application instances to check the status of the application instances.
- Do one of the following:
If you have a single-node appliance, stop all running instances.
If you have a multi-node appliance, stop all running instances or select the node that you want to upgrade first and relocate all of its instances to the other node.
- On the node that you want to upgrade, use the Veritas Remote Management Interface to log in to the Flex Appliance Shell. If you have a multi-node appliance and chose to relocate instances, log in to the node that has no running instances.
Veritas recommends that you log in from the Veritas Remote Management Interface instead of an SSH session to perform an upgrade. To access the Veritas Remote Management Interface, refer to the initial configuration procedure. See Performing the initial configuration.
- Enter the following command:
Follow the prompts to enter the file name of the upgrade package and start the upgrade.
The upgrade progress pauses around 30% for approximately 15 minutes. This behavior is normal.
- After the upgrade processes run, a prompt appears to restart the node. Confirm the restart to complete the upgrade, or you can restart it at a later time with the system restart command.
If you have a multi-node appliance, do not restart both nodes at the same time.
- If you have a multi-node appliance, refresh your browser cache and sign back in to the Flex Appliance Console to stop or relocate all instances on the other node.
Then repeat the upgrade on the other node.
Flex Appliance operations are restricted when the nodes are running different software versions. You must upgrade both nodes and complete the rest of this procedure to restore full functionality.
- Once the upgrade has completed on all nodes, you must decide whether you want to commit the new version or roll back to the previous version.
Do one of the following:
To commit the new version, run the following command.
If you have a multi-node appliance, you only need to run this command on one of the nodes.
To roll back to the previous version, stop all instances on the appliance and then run the following command:
Restart the node when prompted. If you have a multi-node appliance, you must run this command on all nodes.
If you have a multi-node appliance, you must roll back all nodes before you perform any other operations, including retrying an upgrade. Complete the rollback and restart on the first node before proceeding with the next node.
- The upgrade is now complete. Refresh your browser cache before you sign back in to the Flex Appliance Console.