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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 8.2 and later releases include an SP firmware image that is called the baseline image. You do not need to download the baseline SP firmware image separately. If a new version of the SP firmware becomes subsequently available, you have the option to download it from the System Firmware and Diagnostics Download page on the NetApp Support Site and update the SP firmware to the downloaded version without upgrading the Data ONTAP version. For information about manually downloading and updating the SP firmware, see the SP Firmware Download and Installation Instructions on the NetApp Support Site.

Data ONTAP offers the following methods for managing SP firmware updates: