Upgrading Unity VSA

Upgrading the software on Unity VSA is simple and I wanted to post this so you can be prepared for the steps involved.

Login and go to the top right of the page.  Click on the settings option.

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Under the Software and Licenses section select the Software Upgrades option.  You can download the software from this page or just login to EMC Support directly and download the upgrade file.

The first thing you want to do is to perform a health check.

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Verify that you want to Preform the Health Check. If the health check fails the errors will be listed and you need to contact EMC supprt to have these fixed before continuing.

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Once the health check is clean you are good to start upgrading. Select Start Upgrade.

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The Health Check option comes up in the first stage.  If you have not done a Health Check make sure you run it before continuing.

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Upload the upgrade file

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You will specify if you want to have the Storage Processors reboot automatically. A reboot will be required to finish the upgrade.

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Finish the Wizard and let the upgrade begin

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Below is a list of the steps that it takes and how long each one will take.

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When it gets to the reboot phase you will get a Connection Lost message.  It took about 15 – 20 minutes before I was able to log back in.

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Once you log back in, confirm Unity VSA is on the correct code version.

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This completes the software upgrade!