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BIOS update fails with "SPI device not supported" message

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Applies to

  • FAS2554
  • Data ONTAP 8


Updating the BIOS when performing an ONTAP upgrade from 8.2.2P1 to 8.2.5P5, fails with the following error:

[2021-02-02 11:06:28.720] LOADER-B> update_flash
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.586] New BIOS Version: 8.3.0
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.601] New Loader Version: 4.3
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.633] SPI device not supported, Trying default command set
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.680] SPI device not supported, Trying default command set
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.742] Saving Primary Image to Backup flash device
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.789] Programming  done. 0 bytes written
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.836] Updating Primary Boot Flash
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.867] Programming Failed. -4 bytes written: I/O error
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.914] Programming Failed. 0 bytes written: I/O error
[2021-02-02 11:07:08.961] I/O error (errcode=-4)


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