You can use Data ONTAP to set up and display the SP configuration,
display the SP status, reboot the SP, manage the SP
firmware image, and manage access to the SP.
Methods of managing SP firmware updates
Starting with Data ONTAP 8.2, a baseline SP firmware image is packaged with the Data ONTAP image. By default, the SP automatic update functionality is enabled. You have the option to manually trigger an SP update.
Data ONTAP commands for managing the SP
Data ONTAP provides commands for managing the SP, including setting up and displaying the SP network configuration, displaying the current SP status, rebooting the SP, managing the SP firmware image, and managing SSH access to the SP.