Update the drive firmware

You can update the drive firmware to the latest revision; updating the drive firmware ensures overall data integrity.

About this task

This procedure explains how to update the drive firmware on nodes that have bootflash drives after you have installed the latest drive support package. For a list of nodes with bootflash drives, see the System requirements section of the Isilon Drive Support Package Release Notes.

To update the drive firmware on nodes without bootflash drives, download and install the latest drive firmware package. For more information, see the latest drive firmware package release notes at Online Support.

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Power cycling drives during a firmware update might return unexpected results. As a best practice, do not restart or power off nodes when the drive firmware is being updated in a cluster.

Procedure

  1. Open a secure shell (SSH) connection to any node in the cluster and log in.
  2. Run the following command to update the drive firmware for your entire cluster:
    isi devices drive firmware update start all --node-lnn all

    To update the drive firmware for a specific node only, run the following command:

    isi devices drive firmware update start all --node-lnn<node-number>
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    You must wait for one node to finish updating before you initiate an update on the next node. To confirm that a node has finished updating, run the following command:

    isi devices drive firmware update list

    A drive that is still updating will display a status of FWUPDATE.

    Updating the drive firmware of a single drive takes approximately 15 seconds, depending on the drive model. OneFS updates drives sequentially.