If you are upgrading from GPFS , you can choose between the following upgrade options. GPFS Administration and Programming Reference Click below to view this publication ?. File System V documentation, where you can find information about how to install, administer, maintain, and use GPFS

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For GPFS-only configurations, the process is now complete. Operating system upgrades while upgrading from GPFS 3. You can also create this file system from multiple NSDs, each of which are replicated to help with redundancy.

Alternatively, you 35 perform function additions and upgrades manually. Offline upgrade, complete cluster shutdown This scenario is applicable if you can shut down the entire cluster and perform the upgrade.

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Run the necessary platform-specific commands to upgrade GPFS. At this point all code is at the upgraded level, but the cluster is not upgraded and new gfs cannot be configured until the upgrade is completed.

The steps in this procedure are similar to the steps in the online upgrade procedure. At this point, the code is at the upgraded level, but the cluster is not upgraded and new functions cannot be configured until the upgrade is completed.


For more information, see Setting up Cluster Export Services shared root file system. Given the age of GPFS 3. NodeName is the name of the node on which the operating system upgrade will be done.

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For this upgrade path, use the following platform-specific commands instead of those listed in Step 4: At this point, you can use the installation toolkit for installation or deployment of gpfz functions and for future upgrades. At this point, all code is at the upgraded level, but the cluster is not upgraded and new functions cannot be configured until the upgrade is completed.

Unmount GPFS file systems on the node by issuing the following command. Perform any necessary operating system upgrades. However, due to the entire glfs being offline, it is possible to jump straight to the latest code level instead of hopping to an intermediate level, as required during an online upgrade.

Upgrading from GPFS 3.5

For each node in the cluster, do the following steps. After all the nodes in the cluster are upgraded to 4. After the operating system is upgraded and any required reboots .35 complete, follow the steps for upgrading GPFS.


This file system is used for CES protocol state data and it must remain mounted and up on all protocol nodes for the protocols to function.

Upgrading from GPFS 3. Repeat the preceding steps on each node in the cluster one by one after restarting GPFS. Extract the IBM Spectrum Scale installation image so that all installation files rpm, deb, bff, msi, and so on are available.

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Gpvs upgrade, most functionality remains available Upgrading to the 5. Confirm that the upgraded operating system level is one that is supported by the version of IBM Spectrum Scale to which the system is being gpfd. Regardless of which method you are using, if you want to install and configure CES protocols after upgrading to the latest level, you must create a CES shared root file system of size 4 GB or greater.

Re-enable the GPFS autoload setting by issuing the following command.