Thursday, October 20, 2011

NetApp Experience: ONTAP 8.0.2 Upgrade

Love this.  Had a customer who upgraded ONTAP from 7.3 to 8.0.2 before my scheduled work, and things got interesting.  Their SQL server couldn't see its LUNs, which is were the databases obviously reside.  Unfortunately for them, they had placed their configuration files on a LUN as well, and part of that configuration was "what data lives on which LUN?"  They just pointed SQL down the correct path to find the configuration file, and SQL did the rest.

Didn't take too long to figure out and didn't cause any production outage, so it was pretty enjoyable to watch.  Talk about a *doh*!

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