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OKM - Cannot Write to Scratch Tapes at Disaster Recovery Site Receiving "No Ready Keys" Error (Doc ID 1940597.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Key Manager - Version 2.0.0 to 3.3 [Release 2.0 to 3.0]
Sun StorageTek Host Software Component (HSC) - Version 6.0 to 7.3 [Release 6.0 to 7.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


At the disaster recovery site, all scratch mvc cartridges are getting SLS6625E errors on all of the 4 T10000 encrypted drives. The drives are enrolled in the KMA and can read data from encrypted cartridges but are not able to write to new cartridges.

There are "No Ready Keys" errors in the Audit event log when writing to new tapes.  On the OKM GUI KMA List display, "Key Pool Ready" is at 0%. ( There is only on KMA at the Disaster Recovery site. )

Here is an example of the full message associated with the "No Ready Keys" error:
4DBF1F745B3846690000000000000FFC 4DBF1F745B384669 KMA1 Data Unit Agent Operations Medium Term Retention Create Key v2 No Ready Keys Error 000289000200 2014-10-28 12:40:47.53315+00 IBM_29 111.222.333.444 Data Unit ID = 4DBF1F745B384669E924F8279850A7EC, External Unique ID = (null), External Tag = 030278, Key Group ID = (null), Agent KWK ID = EA96989F94D811A9 Ensure that all KMAs in this Cluster are communicating. Restore communication to functioning but incommunicating KMAs. Delete any failed KMAs that cannot be brought back into communication, but only as a last resort. Deleted KMAs cannot join this Cluster again, and their deletion will split them into another Cluster. If there is only one enrolled KMA in this Cluster or if Ready Keys are not backed up, then perform a Backup.


Disaster Recovery testing.  Keys were restored from backup. 


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