ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

cluster image validate

Validates the cluster’s update eligibility

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The cluster image validate command checks for issues within the cluster that might lead to problems during the update.


[-fields <fieldname>,…​]

If you specify the -fields <fieldname>, …​ parameter, the command output also includes the specified field or fields. You can use '-fields ?' to display the fields to specify.

[-version <text>] - Update Version

Specifies the Data ONTAP version to use to validate the cluster.

[-rolling <true>] - Rolling Update

Specify this optional parameter on a cluster with eight or more nodes to perform a rolling-update check. The default is to perform a batch-update check.

This parameter is only supported on a cluster with eight or more nodes, and is not supported for two-node MetroCluster.
[-nodes {<nodename>|local}] - Nodes

Specifies the nodes that are to be validated. This parameter is not supported for MetroCluster configurations and for two-stage upgrades.

[-show-validation-details <true>] - Shows All Validation Details

Specify to display all validation details. Default: do not display all details.


The following example shows the validate operation:

cluster1::> cluster image validate -version 8.3

It can take several minutes to complete validation...
Pre-update Check       Status      Error-Action
---------------------  ---------   -------------------------------------------
CIFS status            OK
Cluster health status  OK
Clsuter quorum status  OK
Disk status            OK
High Availability      OK
LIF status             OK
LIFs on home node      OK
MetroCluster           OK
configuration status
SnapMirror status      OK
Overall Status         OK
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