IN THIS ARTICLE
Outlines the two different upgrade paths available with Qumulo Core
- Cluster running Qumulo Core 2.1.0 and above for bi-weekly upgrades
- Cluster running Qumulo Core 2.9.0 and above for quarterly releases
For details on installing the latest release of Qumulo Core, check out the Qumulo Core Upgrades via UI article.
New releases of Qumulo Core are shipped every two weeks so that we can continue to provide value in the form of new features. With this model, we aim to quickly adapt to customer needs so that improvements and changes can be made in weeks instead of years. Our upgrade process is incredibly simple and takes one-to-two minutes to complete whether you are installing the new releases as they come or taking the quarterly release upgrade path. Review the details below to determine which upgrade path works best for you and your workflow.
Quarterly Release Upgrade Path
With the release of Qumulo Core 2.9.0 comes the option of a quarterly upgrade path. Once you are running 2.9.0, you have the choice to upgrade to each release as they come (2.9.1, 2.9.2, etc) OR stay on 2.9.0 until the the next quarterly X.X.0 build (2.10.0 in this case) is available. Quarterly releases are ideal for customers that are happy with their current features and are willing to wait 3 months to install the next quarterly release in a single upgrade. It goes without saying that taking the quarterly upgrade path also drastically decreases the need for maintenance windows since it's one upgrade instead of many. Once you install a release past a quarterly X.X.0 build (2.9.0 to 2.9.1 for example), you can not take advantage of the quarterly upgrade path until the next quarterly release unless otherwise specified in Qumulo Core's Product Release Notes.
Bi-Weekly Upgrade Path
Installing the new version of Qumulo Core every few weeks is a great option for customers eager to start using the latest and greatest features and performance improvements. With this path, customers will install each version, in order, at the pace that they choose based on their environment. Keep in mind that you can always choose the quarterly upgrade path again once you upgrade to a X.X.0 quarterly release build in the future.
You should now have an overall understanding of the different upgrade paths available with Qumulo Core
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