Oracle Key Manager (OKM) - Upgrade of LTO7 Belisarius Card to 5.32.20.40 Causes Encryption Issues in OKM Versions Below 3.1 (Doc ID 2303290.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Key Manager - Version 3.0.2 to 3.1 [Release 3.0]
IBM LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO7 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Customer installed LTO7 drives in environment shipped with LTO7 firmware: G9Q2
All was working until latest Belisaurius firmware was updated from code level 4.20.20.40 to 5.32.20.40

Backup Application jobs fail when writing to tape. 

Backup Application is able to mount tapes on the encrypted LTO7 drives but errors out with typical encryption-related error.

The drives were re-enrolled with OKM but the problem persisted.

Changes

Upgraded LTO7 Belisarius card firmware to 5.32.20.40

Cause

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