The information within the drive support package determines whether the firmware of a drive must be updated before the drive is formatted and used. If an update is available, the drive is automatically updated with the latest firmware.
New and replacement drives added to a cluster are formatted regardless of the status of their firmware revision. You can identify a firmware update failure by viewing the firmware status for the drives on a specific node. In case of a failure, run the isi devices command with the fwupdate action on the node to update the firmware manually. For example, run the following command to manually update the firmware on node 1:
isi devices -a fwupdate -d 1