Methods of managing SP/BMC firmware updates

ONTAP includes an SP firmware image that is called the baseline image. If a new version of the SP firmware becomes subsequently available, you have the option to download it and update the SP firmware to the downloaded version without upgrading the ONTAP version.

Note: This topic applies to both the SP and the BMC.

ONTAP offers the following methods for managing SP firmware updates:

Any existing connection to the SP is terminated when the SP firmware is being updated. This is the case whether the SP firmware update is automatically or manually triggered.