*.LOD.FVF files are firmware verification files.
These files, in addition to
.CTL files are located in the following path:
A new feature has been added in Data ONTAP to verify the disk or shelf firmware using a standardized method, which depends on the generation of check files (
FVF file extension). These check files are made available as part of Data ONTAP, along with the driver
*.LOD.FVF files are optional and may or may not be included when obtaining drive firmware from NSS; if they are not present, then individual devices still check the firmware for integrity, although in a device-specific manner.