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How to update service image (BIOS) from the LOADER prompt using an external USB flash drive

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Applies to

  • AFF Models
  • FAS Models
  • ONTAP 9


At times, it might be necessary to update the BIOS outside of ONTAP. This procedure can be performed at the LOADER prompt.


Only use this procedure when necessary. Normally, service image (BIOS) updates are performed with the instructions found at the NetApp Support System Firmware download page for each specific version.


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