Connect to the Cloud ONTAP CLI
The Cloud ONTAP CLI enables you to execute all administrative commands and is a good choice for advanced tasks or if you are more comfortable using the CLI. You can connect to the CLI using Secure Shell (SSH).
Suspend SnapMirror and SnapVault transfers
It is best to suspend SnapMirror and SnapVault transfers before you upgrade Cloud ONTAP to prevent failed transfers. You must suspend the transfers from the destination system.
Back up Cloud ONTAP system and configuration data
Before you upgrade a Cloud ONTAP system, a cluster configuration backup file should be available. You should also create an EBS snapshot of the boot and root EBS volumes. Having these backups enables you to recover your system if necessary.
Choose a location for the Cloud ONTAP software image
You must place the Cloud ONTAP software image on an HTTP server or FTP server that is accessible from the Cloud ONTAP instance. Cloud ONTAP accesses the software image when you run the system node image update command.
Obtain the Cloud ONTAP software image
The Cloud ONTAP software image is available from the NetApp Support site. After you download the image, you need to copy it to a location that is accessible from Cloud ONTAP instances.