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Installing software images from an HTTP server

To install software images, you must know the URL of an HTTP server in your environment that is configured to serve software images.

Step

  1. From the storage system prompt, enter the following command: software update url options
    • url is the URL of the HTTP server and subdirectory.
    • options is one or more of the following:
      • The -d option prevents the download command from being run automatically after the system files are installed.
      • The -f option overwrites the existing image in the /etc/software directory.
      • The -r option prevents the system from rebooting automatically after the download command has finished (default).
      • The -R option causes the system to reboot automatically after the download command has finished.
    Example
    You can use the following commands to copy and install the Data ONTAP software image:
    If you want to... Then you can enter...
    Copy and install the image from your HTTP server software update http://www.example.com/downloads/x86-64/my_new_setup_i.tgz -d
    Copy and install the image from your HTTP server and overwrite an existing image software update http://www.example.com/downloads/x86-64/my_new_setup_i.tgz -d -f
    Copy and install the image from your HTTP server, then download the new system files to the boot device immediately after installing them software update http://www.example.com/downloads/x86-64/my_new_setup_i.tgz
    Copy and install the image from your HTTP server to a single system, then download the new system files and reboot immediately software update http://www.example.com/downloads/x86-64/my_new_setup_i.tgz -R
    When you use the software update command without the options, a message similar to the following appears on your storage system console:
    software: You can cancel this operation by hitting Ctrl-C in the next 6 seconds.
    software: Depending on system load, it might take many minutes
    software: to complete this operation. Until it finishes, you will
    software: not be able to use the console.
    software: copying to <filename>
    software: 100% file read from location.
    software: /etc/software/<filename> has been copied.
    software: installing software, this could take a few minutes...
    software: Data ONTAP Package Manager Verifier 1
    software: Validating metadata entries in /etc/boot/NPM_METADATA.txt
    software: Checking sha1 checksum of file checksum file: /etc/boot/NPM_FCSUM-pc.sha1.asc
    software: Checking sha1 file checksums in /etc/boot/NPM_FCSUM-pc.sha1.asc
    software: installation of <filename> completed.
    Mon Oct 2 13:26:17 PDT [filer: rc:info]: software: installation of <filename> completed.
    software: Reminder: You might need to upgrade Volume SnapMirror destination
    software: filers associated with this filer. Volume SnapMirror can not mirror
    software: if the version of ONTAP on the source filer is newer than that on 
    software: the destination filer.
    Mon Oct 2 13:26:17 PDT [filer: download.request:notice]
    

After you finish

Complete the installation by downloading to HA pairs or single systems.