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Failed to create SSL certificate for node Vserver on clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 with error: Failed to store the certificates

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Applies to

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

Issue

The user had three SSL certificates in clustered Data ONTAP 8.2. The original certificates are as follows:

cert_cluster::> security certificate show

Vserver Serial Number  Common Name Type

---------- --------------- -------------------------------------- ------------

cert_cluster 1111110B cert_cluster.cert server
Certificate Authority: cert_cluster.cert
Expiration Date: Tue Jun 21 19:56:59 2016

cert_cluster-1a 1111110A cert_cluster-01.cert server
Certificate Authority: cert_cluster-01.cert
Expiration Date: Tue Jun 21 19:56:59 2016

cert_cluster-1b 1111111E cert_cluster-02.cert server
Certificate Authority: cert_cluster-02.cert
Expiration Date: Tue Jun 21 20:01:34 2016

The user upgraded clustered Data ONTAP to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, and renewed the SSL certificates. 

The user can create the new SSL certificate for a cluster Vserver:

cert_cluster::> security certificate show

Vserver Serial Number Common Name Type

---------- --------------- -------------------------------------- ------------

cert_cluster 111111DB cert_cluster.cert server
Certificate Authority: cert_cluster.cert
Expiration Date: Mon Jun 30 16:03:40 2025

However, the user is unable to create the SSL certificate for a node Vserver. The following is the error message:

cert_cluster::> sec cer create -vserver cert_cluster-1a -common-name cert_cluster-1a.cert -type server -size 2048 -country US -state "" -locality "" -organization "" -unit "" -expire-days 3650 -hash-function SHA256
(security certificate create)
Error: command failed: Failed to store the certificates.

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