Updating Disk Shelf Firmware on NetApp FAS

We’ve recently updated a few of our Netapp filers to recommended versions of disk shelf firmware. To determine the version the diskshelf is currently running you can enter the following command. This will present additional info but in the middle of the output you will find the highlighted information

filername> sysconfig -a

Shelf   0: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0131 IOM3 B: 0131

Shelf   1: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0131 IOM3 B: 0131

Shelf   2: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0132 IOM3 B: 0132

The latest firmware for these particular diskshelves was 0132 so 2 of our shelves required updates. The latest versions of firmware for the IOM3 shelves were found at the link below on the now.netapp.com site (access required)

https://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/diskshelf/

Once downloaded you can copy the extracted sfw and fvf files to \\filername\c$\etc\shelf_fw directory.

When the files have been placed in this directory connect to your filer via Putty and run the following commands. Make sure you read thru the information on the shelf FW site. It will tell give you the details of which shelf models can be upgraded non-disruptively.

filername> priv set advanced

Warning: These advanced commands are potentially dangerous; use them only when directed to do so by NetApp personnel.

filername*> storage download shelf

After the update completes run the following command again and you will notice all the the shelves are up to date

filername> sysconfig -a

Shelf   0: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0132 IOM3 B: 0132                

Shelf   1: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0132 IOM3 B: 0132                

Shelf   2: IOM3  Firmware rev. IOM3 A: 0132 IOM3 B: 0132

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