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Cisco switch firmware mismatch after update in a MetroCluster FC

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Applies to

  • Fabric-Attached MetroCluster
  • Cisco switches


  • The following alert may be reported in the risks section of the Active IQ:

Firmware upgrade of backend switches has not been correctly updated.
ONTAP and switch health monitoring do not list the same version of switch firmware.

  • After a firmware upgrade of the Cisco backend switches, a version mismatch can occur between sysconfig -a output and ONTAP health monitoring:

ClusterA::> storage switch show -fields fw-version
switch-name          fw-version
-------------------- ----------
Cisco_10.10.10.1     8.4(2d)   
4 entries were displayed.

ClusterA::> node run -node * sysconfig -a
2 entries were acted on.
slot 1: FCVI Host Adapter 1a (QLogic 8324(2672) rev. 2, F-port)
        Physical link:       UP
        FC Node Name:        21:00:00:0e:1e:30:d3:ba
        Firmware rev:        8.01.141
        Serial No:           BFE1422K12502
        Host Port Id:        0x110000
        FC Packet size:      2048
        SFP Vendor:          FINISAR CORP.
        SFP Part Number:     FTLF8529P3BCV-QL
        SFP Serial Number:   XXXXXXX
        SFP Capabilities:    4, 8 or 16 Gbit
        SFP Wavelength:      850nm
        Link Data Rate:      16 Gbit
        Switch Port:         Sw-1:1-1
        Switch Vendor:       Cisco Systems, Inc.
        Switch Model:        DS-C9148S-K9
        Switch FW Version:   8.4(2a)


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