upgrade from 2.2.2 to 4.1

onarklog's picture
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Hello

Has anyone attempted to upgrade Xsan 2.2.2 to 4.1, or do you even advise it?
If anyone has done it successfully, can you share the proper ways of doing so?
If going straight to 4.1 is not recommended, what is the best upgrade path to take?

abstractrude's picture

Hello, are you on 10.6.8? If so, I would upgrade to Lion then upgrade to El Capitan.
This may be difficult if you don't have a copy of the installers/binaries for Lion and Lion Server.

-Trevor Carlson
THUMBWAR

onarklog's picture

Yes we are on 10.6.8. So you recommend we go to 10.7 then to 10.11?
Is there any guide available for proper way of doing this?

abstractrude's picture

10.8 and 10.9 may also work, the goal is to get the SAN moved up to the new Xsan architecture introduced in 10.7. Before you move to 10.10 or 10.11 you will need to make sure open directory is working. I have never done 10.6>10.10/11 but I have done 10.6>10.7/8/9>10.10/11

Can you tell me more about your SAN? Status of controllers, errors you are seeing, open directory etc.

-Trevor Carlson
THUMBWAR

onarklog's picture

Thank you so much for your help Trevor.
No errors, everything is functioning great. We got MDC1, MDC2 and CS1(3 controllers)
MDC1 has DNS and Open Directory Master enabled
MDC2 DNS, AFP, Mail, Web and Open Directory Replica enabled
CS1 is pretty much the same as MDC2

Thanks again

abstractrude's picture

Good to hear, be sure to make an archive of your open directory master incase it ever becomes corrupt. I would make an new archive anytime you make significant changes to your SAN.

-Trevor Carlson
THUMBWAR