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Phased upgrade

  Note   A phased upgrade should not be performed from one of the nodes in the cluster.

A phased upgrade minimizes downtime by upgrading portions of the cluster, one at a time. Although the entire cluster is offline for a shorter period than a full upgrade, this method requires command-line interaction and some manual configuration.

The stages of the phased upgrade procedure are:

  1. Select two or more nodes to upgrade.
  2. Install the new version.
  3. Shut down VCS on remaining non-upgraded nodes and ensuring the file systems are clean.
  4. Reboot the upgraded nodes.
  5. Install the new version on each remaining node and reboot them.