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How to renew NSE-AK type encryption keys when using Onboard Key Manager (OKM)

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.1 through 9.7
  • NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)
  • Onboard Key Management (OKM)


  • NetApp hardware-based encryption supports full-disk encryption (FDE) of data as it is written.
  • In some environments, it is necessary to renew the encryption keys for these devices. 
  • For more information, review the following: Configuring NetApp hardware-based encryption 
  • Currently, the only way to renew the NSE-AK is to completely remove OKM and rerun the setup script. 


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