Upgrading Firmware on a NAS Virtual SMU

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

Version
15.1.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-92HNAS074-20

This chapter shows the steps to upgrade firmware on a NAS Virtual SMU.

Download or stage the SMUsetup firmware:

  1. Download the latest SMU GA version from a Hitachi Vantara resource.
    Note: Check the MD5 checksum for the firmware.
  2. Stage the firmware on the final destination server or workstation where the SMU GUI will run.
  3. To generate a MD5 for the file on the final destination, use the following command:
    certutil -hashfile <file> MD5

    Example: certutil -hashfile SMUsetup_deer_7322.05_hds.iso MD5 MD5 hash of SMUsetup_deer_7322.05_hds.iso: c9ab6f627bf700443389c99768f78c19 CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

Open a browser session to the SMU:

  1. Log in to the SMU as admin.

Backup the External SMU configuration:

  1. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Backup and Restore.
  2. Click Backup.
  3. Repeat the above steps until you have two backup files of the same size.
  4. Verify that the archive file opens.
  5. Take a Snapshot of the VMware instance.

Collect Diagnostics from the system:

  1. Navigate to Home > Status & Monitoring > Download Diagnostics.
  2. In the Managed Server section, click Include Only the Currently Managed Server.
  3. Ensure the Storage and FC Switches checkboxes are checked.
  4. In the SMU section, uncheck Include archived diagnostics.
  5. Click Download and save locally on your computer.

Stop all Replications:

  1. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > File Replication.
  2. In the Schedules section, abort any running replication jobs.
  3. On the Details page, set any jobs scheduled to run during the upgrade period to INACTIVE.
  4. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > Object Replication
  5. In the Schedules section, abort any running replication jobs.
  6. On the Details page, set any jobs scheduled to run during the upgrade period to INACTIVE.
To upgrade the SMU, do the following:
  1. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Upgrade.
  2. Browse to the location of SMUsetup_<version>_hds.iso file.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. Click OK to confirm.
    Important: Do not interrupt the process; doing so might corrupt the PostgreSQL database, and the only recovery will be a rebuild or recovery of the vSMU.
The virtual SMU automatically reboots and successfully completes the upgrade.
  1. From the vSMU Home screen, click About to check the virtual SMU version and verify the successful upgrade of the virtual SMU.
  2. Check that the administrators have access to the Primary and/or Standby SMU

Restart all Replications:

  1. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > File Replication.
  2. In the Schedules section, restart File Replication schedules.
  3. Verify that File Replication jobs start successfully.
  4. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > Object Replication
  5. In the Schedules section, restart Object Replication schedules.
  6. Verify that Object Replication jobs start successfully.

Collect Diagnostics from the system:

  1. Navigate to Home > Status & Monitoring > Download Diagnostics.
  2. In the Managed Server section, click Include Only the Currently Managed Server.
  3. Ensure the Storage and FC Switches checkboxes are checked.
  4. In the SMU section, uncheck Include archived diagnostics.
  5. Click Download and save locally on your computer.

External Program checks:

  1. Hitachi recommends to upgrade the Remote Ops (Hi-Track) Monitor to the latest GA release of HTM.
  2. Ensure that the HNAS System is configured and reporting in Remote Ops (Hi-Track) Monitor.