2012-06-02 05:52 AM
install just unpacks files onto root volume, while update actually updates Data ONTAP version. In 7G “update” is basically the same as “software install” followed by “download”. In 8.x software structure has changed significantly and you must use “software update”.
2012-06-02 10:30 AM
The install command shows deprecated now but I hope it stays...I haven't used for ONTAP even in older releases but is really useful for qual_devices, all.zip, all_shelf_fw.zip, sp and rlm zip, xxxxx-firmware.zip etc. to just have all files staged in /etc/software then install them instead of extracting.