Ops Center v10.8.0 supports data-in-place upgrades of storage systems moving from VSP 5500 to VSP 5600. This blog highlights how easily Ops Center adapts to the upgrade. The upgrade was tested in the lab and the impact on Ops Center products was tracked.
Data-in-place (DIP) upgrades provide the following benefits:
- You can upgrade current-generation controllers to the next generation controllers without data migration.
- You do not need new drives because the next-generation controllers continue to use the current controller drives.
These changes are transparent to Ops Center, so the Ops Center products adapt to the upgrade seamlessly, which was tested and validated in a lab environment. Protector was out of scope of this testing.
This blog covers the following Ops Center products:
- Administrator (v8.0.22402)
- Analyzer (v8.0-01)
- Automator (v10.8.0)
- API configuration Manager (CMREST v10.8.0)
Pre-upgrade and post-upgrade validation were done for each of these products.
- The Ops Center OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance) v10.8.0 was deployed on the first Virtual Machine (VM) server. Analyzer v10.8.0-01 was installed separately on another VM server. A third VM server was used to deploy the Ops Center Probe OVA v10.8.0-01.
- Originally, the VSP 5500 was discovered in all Ops Center Products. Sanity checks were run and documented.
- Then, the controllers were upgraded, and the array was moved to a VSP 5600. At this point, the storage system was rediscovered in each Ops Center product. Sanity checks were run for data integrity and documented for each Ops Center product.
A high-level representation of the test environment is shown in the following figure: