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 Post subject: Encryption quesiton
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:56 am 

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Hiya,

Can encryption be enabled if there are non-SEDs in the array ?

We have 192 3.84TiB drives, but only 32 of them are SED capable ... would I be able to enable encryption with such a setup ? Can I isolate encrypted volumes to a CPG that only spans the SEDs maybe ?

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 Post subject: Re: Encryption quesiton
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:11 am 

Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:01 am
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First question; Are you even licensed for encryption?
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 Post subject: Re: Encryption quesiton
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:51 am 

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Not yet ... but if we don't get it as part of the "all you can eat" license model then we'll ask HPE for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Encryption quesiton
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:03 am 

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To my understanding this is a "take all or take none" scenario. You either encrypt something or you encrypt everything as the encryption is done a the physical disk.

Quickspec states:
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An encrypted HPE 3PAR StoreServ array, i.e. any HPE 3PAR StoreServ array that has the HPE 3PAR Data Encryption license activated or intended to be activated, must have only self-encrypted drives installed.


Encryption license is not part of all-inclusive, most likely due to the fact that HPE is selling that to countries where US companies are not allowed to export cryptography.

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 Post subject: Re: Encryption quesiton
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:02 am 

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Thanks .. answers that question! All drives must be SED.

Might be a business case for a baby 3PAR for applications with encryption requirements.


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