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Active IQ Unified Manager is unable to add ONTAP cluster via HTTPS when HTTPS certificate is expired

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Applies to

  • OnCommand Unified Manager(OCUM)
  • Active IQ Unified Manager(AIQUM)
  • ONTAP 9
  • The ONTAP cluster certificate has not expired


  • When attempting to add a cluster in Unified Manager (UM) an error appears stating: 

Unable to add cluster data source. The certificate has expired.

  • When attempting to add a cluster to Unified Manager on the Cluster Setup page and receiving an error:

Unable to add cluster data source. This can occur if the clocks on the systems are not synchronized and the Unified Manager HTTPS certificate start date is later than the date on the cluster, or if the cluster has reached the maximum number of EMS notification destinations.

  • On the cluster on the node currently hosting the cluster management LIF, the mlog\audit.log shows an error similar to this:

[kern_audit:info:1948] 8XXXXXXXXXXXXXX :: test-cluster-01:ontapi :: :: test-cluster-01:ocum :: security-certificate-install :: Error: The certificate has expired.


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