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NSE node fails to boot during upgrade to ONTAP 9.3 after KMIP config has been removed

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)
  • External Key Manager


  • NSE cluster is being upgraded to ONTAP 9.3+
  • Self encrypting drives (SED's) were set to 0x0, key managers removed and external KMIP configuration deleted per this KB.
  • During automatic upgrade (ANDU), one or more nodes will not boot with the following error:

ERROR: kmip_init: Neither kmip.init.interface nor kmip.init.interface.ipv6 found
WARNING: kmip_init: authentication keys might not be available.
*                 A T T E N T I O N                    *
*                                                      *
*       System cannot connect to key managers.         *
*                                                      *
ERROR: kmip_init: halting this NSE system...
Uptime: 37s
System halting...



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