Reconfiguring KMIP server connections after upgrading to ONTAP 9.3 or later

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After performing an upgrade to ONTAP 9.3 or later, you must reconfigure your external key management (KMIP) server connections.

  1. Configure the key manager connectivity:security key-manager setup

  2. Add your KMIP servers: security key-manager add -address key_management_server_ip_address

  3. Verify that KMIP servers are connected: security key-manager show -status

  4. Query the key servers: security key-manager query

  5. Create a new authentication key and passphrase: security key-manager create-key -prompt-for-key true

    The passphrase must have a minimum of 32 characters.

  6. Query the new authentication key: security key-manager query

  7. Assign the new authentication key to your self-encrypting disks (SEDs): storage encryption disk modify -disk disk_ID -data-key-id key_ID

    Make sure you are using the new authentication key from your query.
  8. If needed, assign a FIPS key to the SEDs: storage encryption disk modify -disk disk_id -fips-key-id fips_authentication_key_id

    If your security setup requires you to use different keys for data authentication and FIPS 140-2 authentication, you should create a separate key for each. If that is not the case, you can use the same authentication key for FIPS compliance that you use for data access.