Remove cluster peering encryption from an existing peer relationship

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By default, cluster peering encryption is enabled on all peer relationships created in ONTAP 9.6 or later. If you do not want to use encryption for cross-cluster peering communications, you can disable it.

Steps
  1. On the destination cluster, modify communications with the source cluster to discontinue use of cluster peering encryption :

    • To remove encryption, but maintain authentication enter:
      cluster peer modify source_cluster -auth-status-admin use-authentication -encryption none

    • To remove encryption and authentication, enter:
      cluster peer modify source_cluster -auth-status no-authentication

  2. When prompted enter a passphrase.

  3. On the source cluster, disable encryption for communication with the destination cluster:

    • To remove encryption, but maintain authentication enter:
      cluster peer modify destination_cluster -auth-status-admin use-authentication -encrypt none

    • To remove encryption and authentication, enter:
      cluster peer modify destination_cluster -auth-status no-authentication

  4. When prompted, enter the same passphrase entered on the destination cluster.