NRM_RunningFirmware and CertificationLatestFirmwareVer attributes are reporting different versions for an Rtr_Cisco Device type where:
RM_RunningFirmware = 5.3.4[Default]
CertificationLatestFirmwareVer = 12.4 (IOS)
Reconfiguring the model, as per KB : CA Spectrum may show an incorrect device firmware version makes no difference, the two values remain as they are. Why is there a discrepancy and where do both of these values come from?
DX NetOps 20.2 Spectrum
NRM_RunningFirmware is principally derived from sysDescr (OID : 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11). It is extracted from sysDescr as per the following KB:
Rtr_Cisco models have a default value for CertificationLatestFirmwareVer (0x12dd9) as 12.4 (IOS):
So the reason for the discrepancy between the NRM_RunningFirmware and CertificationLatestFirmwareVer attributes is that NRM_RunningFirmware comes from the device, while CertificationLatestFirmwareVer is part of the certification of the Rtr_Cisco device type in Spectrum itself and represents the latest firmware release that Broadcom certified the device.