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Downgrading ONTAP with netboot fails due to firmware version mismatch

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Applies to

ONTAP 9

Issue

Downgrade ONTAP version from 9.7P2 to 9.1P2 with netboot fails with below error.
 
Example:

LOADER-A> netboot http://10.98.101.115:8080/96P8_q_image.tgz
Downloading 10.98.101.115:8080/96P8_q_image.tgz ..
Extracting archive 10.98.101.115:8080/96P8_q_image.tgz ..
Loading netboot/kernel:0x200000/1056106 0x302000/10654400 0xf2b2c0/3747864 0x12be2d8/13690424 0x200200/1016 Entry at 0xffffffff80302000
Found netboot/SB_XXI/platform.rc
Loading netboot/platform.ko:0x1fcd000/4293632 0x23e5400/591912 
Loading netboot/rootfs.img:0x2476000/356544512 
Loading netboot/platfs3g.img:0x1787d000/63962624 
Closing network.
Starting program at 0xffffffff80302000
NetApp Data ONTAP 9.6P8
mlx5en: Mellanox Ethernet driver 3.5.0 (November 2018)
mlx5ib: Mellanox Connect-IB Infiniband driver 3.5.0 (November 2018)

Copyright (C) 1992-2020 NetApp.
All rights reserved.
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*                             *
* Press Ctrl-C for Boot Menu. *
*                             *
*******************************
cryptomod_fips: Executing Crypto FIPS Self Tests.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'CPU COMPATIBILITY' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'AES-128 ECB, AES-256 ECB' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'AES-128 CBC, AES-256 CBC' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'AES-128 GCM, AES-256 GCM' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'CTR_DRBG' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'SHA1, SHA256, SHA512' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'HMAC-SHA1, HMAC-SHA256, HMAC-SHA512' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'PBKDF2' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'AES-XTS 128, AES-XTS 256' passed.
cryptomod_fips: Crypto FIPS self-test: 'Self-integrity' passed.
Generating new keys.
Loading NVRAM firmware version 1.2.4 (was 1.3.8.)
Programming NVRAM FW...
Programming meta for image 1
Image 1 valid.
REBOOTING TO LOAD NEW NVRAM FIRMWARE...
System was not booted from primary image, halting instead.

[Jul  2 14:05:04]: 0x801004200: 0: NOTICE: RpcConnectionCache: markFailure: markFailure: New Quarantine for localhost:536873474(spmd)/1[tcp]{fffffffd|ffffffff} with timeout(20.000s) Reason:: RPC: Unknown host

/etc/rc.d/netapp_frulog: cannot create /var/log/netapp_frulog.log: No such file or directory
[Jul  2 14:05:04]: 0x801004200: 0: NOTICE: RpcConnectionCache: markFailure: markFailure: New Quarantine for localhost:536873474(spmd)/1[tcp]{fffffffd|ffffffff} with timeout(20.000s) Reason:: RPC: Unknown host

/etc/rc.shutdown: WARNING: $vmtools_enable is not set properly - see rc.conf(5).
/etc/rc.shutdown: WARNING: $xinetd_enable is not set properly - see rc.conf(5).
.: cannot open /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
[Jul  2 14:05:04]: 0x801004200: 0: NOTICE: RpcConnectionCache: markFailure: markFailure: New Quarantine for localhost:536873474(spmd)/1[tcp]{fffffffd|ffffffff} with timeout(20.000s) Reason:: RPC: Unknown host

......

[Jul  2 14:05:05]: 0x801004200: 0: NOTICE: RpcConnectionCache: markFailure: markFailure: New Quarantine for localhost:536873474(spmd)/1[tcp]{fffffffd|ffffffff} with timeout(20.000s) Reason:: RPC: Unknown host

/etc/rc.shutdown: WARNING: write failed (read-only fs?)
.
varfs_backup_restore: /var/VERSION missing! /var is not backed up to the boot device.
/var not mounted, skipping umount
Uptime: 3m37s
System halting...
BIOS Version: 10.7
Portions Copyright (C) 2014-2017 NetApp, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Initializing System Memory ...
Loading Device Drivers ...
Configuring Devices ...

CPU = 2 Processor(s) Detected.
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz (CPU 0)
  CPUID: 0x000406F1. Cores per Processor = 18
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz (CPU 1)
  CPUID: 0x000406F1. Cores per Processor = 18
524288 MB System RAM Installed.
SATA (AHCI) Device: SV9MST6D120GLM41NP

Boot Loader version 6.0.8 
Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Broadcom Corporation.
Portions Copyright (C) 2002-2018 NetApp, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

LOADER-A>

 

 

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