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Active IQ digital Advisor (Wellness Risk) Disk Qualification Package (DQP)

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode
  • Active IQ Digital Advisor

Risk Alert

Risk This system requires an updated Disk Qualification Package (DQP).
Potential Impact Drives that are not recognized may be handled incorrectly.
Details The current version of the Disk Qualification Package (DQP) on the NetApp Support Site is newer than both the Kernel Version, and any currently installed DQP.


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.

Note: The DQP is not bundled in an ONTAP image - it is not updated as part of an ONTAP upgrade.

When you need to update the Disk Qualification Package

You need to download and install the DQP in the following situations:

  • Whenever you add a new drive type or size to the node
    Example: If you already have 1TB drives and add 2TB drives, you need to check for the latest DQP update.
  • Whenever you update the disk firmware
  • Whenever newer disk firmware or DQP files are available
  • Whenever you upgrade to a new version of ONTAP





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