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Key Manager prevents MetroCluster expansion from four to eight nodes

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster
  • OnBoard Key Manager


Key Manager does not allow Configuration during a node Expansion.

Error message:
ClusterA::*> metrocluster configure -node-name MCCNODE1
Error: command failed: MetroCluster cannot be configured while keymanager is configured on both partner
       sites. Disable keymanager on one of the partner sites and then proceed with MetroCluster
 configuration. After successfully configuring MetroCluster, configure key manager on the partner
       site where it was disabled. If using onboard key manager, run the "security key-manager onboard
       sync" command on the partner site. Otherwise, if using external key manager, run the "security
       key-manager external enable" command on the partner site.


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