Upgrade a Module FW in Netapp

HI ,

I need to upgrade the shelf firmware (Module type IOM3). It would be my first time please guide through the process and Best Practices.
Does it require any downtime or any backup?

Please Advise!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No it does not require any downtime, once the firmware file is copied to the filer, it will update the shelf firmware in the background.

see here

http://support.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/shelffwdnld.cgi/download/tools/diskshelf/bin/all_shelf_fw

http://networkadminkb.com/KB/a498/how-to-upgrade-the-acp-firmware-of-netapp-a-disk-shelf.aspx

I would ensure you have backups of the filer, as standard practice.

There is an older EE question here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Q_28011305.html
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew,

Can you please help me how I can Map a drive or mount the storage system's root volume as a user with administrator privileges.
Its my first time and I don't have any Idea about this.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just like you would a Windows File Share

\\<netapp filer name>\etc$

net use <drive letter> \\<netapp filer name>\etc$
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thank You!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thank You!
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