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I'm new to Netapp. Just want to confirm that to have NSE you need different self encrypting drives. We have Netapps and existing disk in production. Does it mean I have to discard the old disks and replace with disks capable of encryption?


Yes you will need the NSE drives in both nodes of the HA pair to enable NSE.  NSE drives cannot be mixed with non-NSE drives in a HA pair.


You will also need an external key management solution (read "expensive") to hold the unlocking keys for the disks, unless you are also able to run OnTap 9.0 which is just out now in Release Candidate stage.  OnTap 9.0 includes the capability to manage disk unlocking keys onboard.



Hope this helps you.


Bob Greenwald

Lead Storage Engineer, Consilio LLC

NCIE SAN, Data Protection




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