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FAS 8200 - ONTAP 9.7 - Upgrade Motherboard BIOS Firmware

Larry1961
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Hi Team,

 

I am almost new to netapp. I am trying to put a plan together for taking the firmware motherborad BIOS from 11:11 to 11:16. Lets say I have a two node netapp, say for example:

FAS-Node-01

FAS-Node-02

I do not quite understand the failover takeover and giveback in the attached plan from Netapp. It is not clear whether it automatically reboots on takeover. They tend to mix different scenarios up.   In which order I do  update a node and check that I have the correct one to start with? I guess what would help is the scenario for FW upgrade would be good! 

A partner is another name for a node? Like FAS-Node-01 partner is FAS-Node-02 and vice vera.

 

//When I download the FW, does it automatically update the BIOS waiting for a reboot?

system firmware download -package http://web_server/path/BIOS_11.16.zip

 

Thank you

Larry

 

 

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hmoubara
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Hello @Larry1961 

 

When a node takes over its partner, it continues to serve and update data in the partner's aggregates and volumes. To do this, the node takes ownership of the partner's aggregates, and the partner's LIFs migrate according to network interface failover rules.

And partner is the other node in the HA system. so per example in your setup FAS-Node-01 and FAS-Node-02 are partner to each other.

The steps listed in the upgrade documentation should be followed in able to get it all updated.

 

You can check the below documentation for further information and to help answer any further queries regrading the process:

 

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap/high-availability/index.html

 

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Systems/FAS_Systems/Update_service_image_(BIOS)_from_the_LOADER_prompt

 

Thanks 

 

andris
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