The Disk Qualification Package (DQP) adds full support for newly qualified drives. Before you update drive firmware or add new drive types or sizes to a cluster, you must update the DQP. A best practice is to also update the DQP regularly; for example, every quarter or semi-annually.
You need to download and install the DQP in the following situations:
For example, if you already have 1-TB drives and add 2-TB drives, you need to check for the latest DQP update.
The DQP is not updated as part of a Data ONTAP upgrade.