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The SP continues to boot into the backup firmware image after an upgrade to SP firmware 5.1

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 9.x
  • AFF-A200, AFF-A300, FAS2650, FAS8200


After an upgrade to SP firmware 5.1, the SP continues to boot into the backup firmware image.

Even though the new firmware version is showing as installed to the primary image, the SP continues to boot into the backup image:
Booted backup firmware version 5.0.1
Primary firmware version 5.1
Backup firmware version 5.0.1

Service Processor           Status: Online
 Firmware Version:   5.0.1
 Mgmt MAC Address:   00:A0:98:A9:C2:9D
 Ethernet Link:      up, full duplex, auto-neg complete
 Using DHCP:         no

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