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How to check if a file downloaded from NetApp support site is intact

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Applies to

  • ONTAP installation images ("*_q_image.tgz")
  • Disk shelf firmware
  • Disk drive firmware
  • SP/BMC firmware
  • BIOS updates
  • Any file downloaded from anywhere with a reference checksum provided


If a binary of any NetApp software/firmware gets corrupt for some reason while downloading it from NetApp support site, installation or upgrade may cause unexpected issues. This KB describes how to verify downloaded software/firmware.


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