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How to backup Onboard Key Manager (OKM)

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Applies to

  • Onboard Key Manager (OKM)
  • ONTAP 9.0 and later


  • Onboard Key Manager (OKM) has a backup feature that will allow for recovery in disaster scenarios.  
  • It is required that every OKM instance have the current back up key management information stored offsite in a secure location along with passphrase.
  • In the event of a head swap, cfcard replacement or cfcard corruption, manual recovery of the keys has to be performed.

Note: All nodes within the same cluster can use the other node's backup hex dump output in the event a recovery is needed.


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