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SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

hi ,

Can anyone tell what is snap compress  & snap encrypt . if any one does have ppt explain this features it would really great

regards

Moncy Varghese

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Hi Moncy

Where do you read about that "product" names? Ontap do not have a SnapCompress or Snap Encrypt software feature.

regards

Marco

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Hi

I am also very interrested in knowing more about the 2 Ontap features: Snapencrypt and Snaptrust !

I have searched both Fiedlportal and NOW, but there are no hits on the the two feature names.

Could anyone link som TR or somthing or guide us to a site where we can learn more obout these features ??

Regards

Petter Glenstrup

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Hi,

I reckon the first thing may be referring to the new capability of actually compressing volumes:

http://communities.netapp.com/message/36259#36259

The second term does not ring any bells & I am not aware of any 'on the box' encryption capability (even being hinted). So far external encryption is the only option available, e.g. in the form of Decru or Brocade appliances.

Regards,

Radek

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Radek -

It's not a Decru any more - it's a DataFort !

: )

Sssssh. I'll share a SnapSecret with you:

It's a marketing thing. I'll be SnapHappy about it all !

SnapTrust/SnapEncrypt = LKM (Lifetime Key Mgt) + BES (Brocade Encryption Switch) ?

Yes, I'm getting silly here.

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Fastlane NetApp Instructor and Independent Consultant
http://www.fastlaneus.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Hi

Okay NSE is NetApp Storage Encryption = Decru/Datafort ?

Is Data ONTAP Encryption also = Decru/Datafort ?

Best Regards

Petter Glenstrup

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Petter -

The only at rest encryption I know of offered by NetApp is DataFort.

The E-series for NAS and iscsi is still available. The S-series for SCSI and F-series for FC have been discontinued.

The LKM key mgt device is now bundled with Brocade encryption switches for a FC solution.

The encryption technologies supported on filer would be NFSv4 with full Kerberos and IPSec for data in-flight.

Other encryption would include SSH and SSL for command and control.

I haven't heard about new 'SnapEncrypt' solutions, but am never surprised with what marketing comes up with.

If there is any other encryption NetApp offers or is coming then I'd love to hear about it.

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Fastlane NetApp Instructor and Independent Consultant
http://www.fastlaneus.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Hi

I know every product of the external encryption solutions offerede from NetApp.

But i read this NetApp User Group from Belgien (BNUG) from Global Infrastructure NGA.pdf where they explain that they use a "internal" Ontap feature Snapencrypt and snaptrust on the volumes they SnapVault encrypted and trusted, from the customers to the vfiler.

I read it like they are not using any 3rd party or external NetApp Datafort solution, but they "just" enable a 128bit or 256 or AES encryption on the Vol in Ontap !

And it is this feature that i am seeking more informations about, this way we as a NetApp SnapMirror&SnapVault as a services provider, we can use this std. ontap features and not pay extra for enctryption hw/sw.

Regards

Petter Glenstrup

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Sorry the link is:http://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-8712

See the doc from Global Infr...(page 25).they didnt buy the Decru because it was to expensive, but:

NetApp just came out with
this features encryption on volume. You can decide the level of
encryption (128 bits, 256 bits, AES, public key, …). Again easy to
implement:
  snapencrypt /vol/database-db1 start –protocol AES –key 256
  snaptrust /vol/database-db1 host-db-1 host-app-1

Maybe i am reading this wrong, but it seems to me as this snapencrypt and snaptrust is a Ontap features, and not a Datafort (Decru) solution, bu i can be reading it the wrong way !

Re: SnapCompress & Snap Encrypt

Petter -

I briefed through the slides and did see a reference to Decru on slide #22 of the second presentation.

There's this reference on slide #25:

NetApp suggests DECRU   too expensive. NetApp just came out with
this features encryption on volume. You can decide the level of
encryption (128 bits, 256 bits, AES, public key, …). Again easy to
implement:
  snapencrypt /vol/database-db1 start –protocol AES –key 256
  snaptrust /vol/database-db1 host-db-1 host-app-1

I've got no idea where this comes from ! It's not in 8.0.1, nor does a search of the NOW site come up with anything ?

What interests me is that it seems to be a very specific reference. A Google search comes up with a Mozilla reference.

If anybody else knows anything about this, I'd love to hear it, but I think it's all just a rumour.

I also noticed a reference to lack of integration with SnapMirror and SnapVault with regard to SnapManager.

Wondered whether they'd seen the OnCommand Protection Mgr integration in the newer versions ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Fastlane NetApp Instructor and Independent Consultant
http://www.fastlaneus.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)