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Switch firmware mismatch after update in a MetroCluster

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster FC
  • Brocade switches
  • Cisco switches


  • After an update of the backend switches, a mismatch between ONTAP (sysconfig -a) and ONTAP Health Monitoring can occur

ClusterA::> storage switch show -fields fw-version
switch-name          fw-version
-------------------- ----------
Brocade_10.10.10.1   v8.1.0b
4 entries were displayed.

ClusterA::> node run -node * sysconfig -a
2 entries were acted on.

Node: siteA-01
... shortened ...
        slot 1: FCVI Host Adapter 1a (QLogic 8324(2672) rev. 2, F-port)
                Physical link:       UP
                FC Node Name:        21:00:00:af:fe:af:fe:fe
                Firmware rev:        8.01.141
                Serial No:           xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Host Port Id:        0x50000
                FC Packet size:      2048
                SFP Vendor:          FINISAR CORP.
                SFP Part Number:     FTLF8529P3BCV-QL
                SFP Serial Number:   XXXXX
                SFP Capabilities:    4, 8 or 16 Gbit
                SFP Wavelength:      850nm
                Link Data Rate:      16 Gbit
                Switch Port:         switch1:0
                Switch Vendor:       Brocade Communications, Inc.
                Switch Model:        118.1
                Switch FW Version:   v7.2.1c1


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