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Cannot remove node XX because its storage encryption devices use authentication keys

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Onboard Key Management
  • External Key Management


Attempts to unjoin a node from cluster fail with error:
::>cluster remove-node -node cluster-01
Command failed, Cannot remove node cluster-01 because its storage encryption devices use authentication keys that will not be available to the node after it leaves the cluster. Use "storage encryption disk show" and "storage encryption disk modify" commands to set the FIPS and data AKs of the devicesowned by the node and the failover partner to the default manufacturer secure ID keyID 0x0.

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