Testing out an upgrades I have faced some problems upgrading cluster from 5.20 straight to 6.5.2 AOS version using dark site web server. Even though the Upgrade Path shows that such upgrade is supported, and I was able to upgrade all the other components including the AOS itself using Prism LCM. The only problem is that after Performing Inventory and even after the upgrade complete it does not show AHV version changed or the upgrade available and the AHV version stays the same. I have tried to perform Direct Upload too and even though I could see the uploaded AHV version I still was unable to upgrade it. Upgrade to 18.104.22.168 version went successful, however. So I had to try it with 22.214.171.124 and the result stays the same as with 6.5.2
First I tried to upgrade from
- AOS 126.96.36.199 AHV 20201105.2096 → AOS 6.5.2 AHV 20220304.342
then after reimaging the cluster to
- AOS 188.8.131.52 AHV 20201105.2244 → AOS 6.5.2 AHV 20220304.342.
Both upgrades showed same results, then after reimaging the cluster I have tried to upgrade from
- AOS 184.108.40.206 AHV 20201105.2244 → AOS 220.127.116.11/ AHV 20220304.336
Here I was able to upgrade AHV successfully.
And lastly the
- AOS 18.104.22.168 AHV 20201105.2244 → AOS 22.214.171.124 AHV
upgrade test showes the same result all other component been upgraded while AHV stays unchanged. not upgrading using Dark Site webserver nor using Direct Upload, did not fix the problem. Maybe there are some other ways to upgrade AHV
Tried to find any information on this but was unable to.
Not sure what to do about it. Leaving it here and opening support case for now
Are the nvidia drivers installed on the nodes? If so, this is blocking ahv upgrade. You first need to remove the drivers and then perform the upgrade. Afterwards you can install the new nvidia drivers.
Thanks for your suggestion, but there aren’t any nvidia drivers installed on the nodes
[root@Nutanix-Node01 ~]# lspci | grep -i nvidia
[root@Nutanix-Node02 ~]# lspci | grep -i nvidia
[root@Nutanix-Node03 ~]# lspci | grep -i nvidia
That only shows is the hardware is installed. Try this command on the hosts: rpm -qa | grep -i nvidia
But in lcm, after inventory, the update for ahv shows a version. If you click on the version is the required version greyed out? (Do you have screenshots?)
rpm -qa gives same results. and yeah I can share some screenshots
After completing the upgrade to 6.5 using Darksite webserver I uploaded the AHV using direct upload, I can see the file but even after Performing Inventory it still does not show up as an available update
And it seem to only happen updating straight to higher than 6.5.2 (6.5.2, 126.96.36.199) I mean it did not happened updating the cluster to 188.8.131.52
Here are the screenshots how the same cluster looked after upgrading it using same webserver same steps just switching to 184.108.40.206 version AOS/AHV images