kdump service fails with message "kexec_file_load failed: Required key not available"

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  • kdump service gets failed with the following error messages:

    * kdump.service loaded failed failed Crash recovery kernel arming
    * kdump.service - Crash recovery kernel arming
      Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/kdump.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Process: 25875 ExecStart=/usr/bin/kdumpctl start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    localhost.localdomain dracut[27907]: *** Creating initramfs image file '/boot/initramfs-3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64kdump.img' done ***
    localhost.localdomain kdumpctl[25875]: Secure Boot is enabled. Using kexec file based syscall.
    localhost.localdomain kdumpctl[25875]: kexec_file_load failed: Required key not available
    localhost.localdomain kdumpctl[25875]: kexec: failed to load kdump kernel
    localhost.localdomain kdumpctl[25875]: Starting kdump: [FAILED]
    localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: kdump.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Unit kdump.service entered failed state.
    localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: kdump.service failed.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6

  • Secure boot enabled systems with shim-x64-15-1.el7.x86_64 package installed.

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