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Background Disk Firmware Update (BDFU) not functioning

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Background Disk Firmware Update (BDFU)

Issue

  • Disk firmware does not automatically get updated via Background Disk Firmware Update (BDFU)
  • EMS log shows BDFU being enabled/disabled continuously:
[cluster1-01: hamsg: ha.bdfu.Disable:debug]: HA subsystem disabled background disk firmware update.
[cluster1-01: hamsg: ha.bdfu.Enable:debug]: HA subsystem reenabled background disk firmware update.
[cluster1-01: hamsg: ha.bdfu.Disable:debug]: HA subsystem disabled background disk firmware update.
[cluster1-01: hamsg: ha.bdfu.Enable:debug]: HA subsystem reenabled background disk firmware update.

cluster1::> set -privilege advanced
Warning: These advanced commands are potentially dangerous; use them only when directed to do so by NetApp personnel.
Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y

cluster1::*> storage disk firmware show-update-status
                             Number     Average      Total
                   Update   Waiting    Duration Completion
Node               State   Download /Disk (Sec) Est. (Min) Unable to Update
------------------ ------- -------- ----------- ---------- --------------------
cluster1-02         off            0         120          0 1.0.6
                                                           1.0.7
                                                           1.0.9
                                                           1.0.8
                                                           1.0.10
                                                           1.0.1
                                                           1.0.0
                                                           1.0.11
cluster1-01         idle          12         120         24 -

  • System Manager shows the firmware update status for the DISK FIRMWARE section incorrectly as running or cycling through multiple statuses.

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