This message occurs in a high-availability (HA) configuration in which one node refuses firmware download requests from its partner node, in which case the partner node cannot download disk shelf firmware.
- Corrective Action
Make certain that the HA partners are both running the same version of ONTAP® software and that the HA interconnect is up and running. Attempt the (advanced privilege) "storage shelf firmware update" command again.
- Syslog Message
Partner node refused permission to update shelf firmware.