Bug ID 1020069: Equinix SmartKey HSM is not working with nethsm-partition 'fortanix'

Last Modified: Apr 24, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,,, 15.1.9,, 15.1.10,,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,, 16.1.4,,,

Opened: May 20, 2021

Severity: 3-Major


Setting up the Equinix SmartKey HSM with nethsm-partition 'fortanix' (or anything other than 'auto') pkcs11d logs an error: err pkcs11d[21535]: 01680040:3: netHSM: Failed to find partition with label 'fortanix' on the netHSM.


BIG-IP does not connect to the HSM and SSL traffic is disrupted.


Configuring a nethsm-partition other than 'auto'.


Use the nethsm-partition 'auto' tmsh create sys crypto fips nethsm-partition 'auto'

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

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