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How does ONTAP behave when the external key manager is not accessible?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)
  • NetApp Aggregate Encryption (NAE)

Answer

  • When ONTAP is booting:
  • When creating a key:
    • The key is not created when creating a new volume or rekey of an existing volume.
  • When deleting a volume:
    • Delete will fail because the key cannot be deleted.
  • When running the following commands:

security key-manager query command: key IDs are shown if cache is filled

security key-manager restore command: command will fail

security key-manager show -status command: command will show unavailable

  • If there is no change in the storage when the key is stored in the cache, there is no effect (Such as creating volume or deleting volume).

 

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