Obtaining backups, diagnostics, firmware levels, and license keys

NAS Platform Series 5000 Hardware Reference

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On the old server:
  1. If the server is online, using NAS Manager, navigate to Home > Server Settings > Configuration Backup & Restore.
  2. Click backup, then select a location to save the backup file.

    Ensure that you save the backup file to a safe location off platform so that you can access it after the storage system is taken offline.

  3. For a node in a cluster, backup the Node Registry.
  4. For a node in a cluster, migrate the EVSs to an alternate node.
  5. Navigate to Home > Status & Monitoring > Download Diagnostics.
  6. Click download to retrieve the diagnostic test results.

    Note: Unless the SMU is actively managing Brocade Fibre Channel switches, un-check the Fibre Channel Switches box.
  7. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Firmware Package Management to verify the existing server (SU) firmware release level.
    firmware package management
    The server firmware version on the new server must match the failed server otherwise the server cannot properly restore from the backup file. See the Release Notes for release-specific requirements.
  8. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > License Keys to check the license keys to ensure you have the correct set of new license keys.
  9. Record the following information:
    • IP addresses for Ethernet ports 0 and 1
    • Gateway
    • Domain name
    • Host name