What is encryption and why do we need to enable it on the NetApp
Encryption is a process of converting disk data into unreadable format by using a key which is stored in the key vault with you network and in case if the disks are stolen and someone then tries to get the data from the disk, since the disk are encrypted they wont be able to retrieve the date from the disk since they don’t have the key
What is required to enable encryption on the NetApp
You will need the encryption license on the NetApp and this is how you can validate if you have one or need one.
You can login into the NetApp cluster using SSH with the admin credentials and run the following commands to see if you have the required license for encryption.
You can run command “License show” to see if you have the license.
see below for the output from the Netapp
VE license Volume Encryption License installed.
Enable OnBoard key management in OnTap
Now that you have the VE license confirmation , you will need to enable key management on the NetApp, that is the first step for encryption. You will need to generate a key that will be used to encrypt the volumes.