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Encrypted Volume Creation


Hello friends,


I have a question, I need to create an encrypted volume and I do not know how to do it I have a FAS2552 cabin as I read a little I have to encrypt the aggregate but I already have volumes that are in production so I just wanted to know if it can be done to a new volume then I do not know if I need a license.





There are many options depending on hardware and ONTAP version. NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) is included in ONTAP 9.x at no extra charge. There are geographic restrictions to encryption technology. The entire aggregate does not need to be encrypted. Volumes can be encrypted individually. All the volumes on an encrypted aggregate have to be encrypted with the aggregate key or with a volume key. Please review the below. If your questions are not addressed please let me know.


FAQ: NetApp Volume Encryption and NetApp Aggregate Encryption


NetApp Encryption Power Guide


NetApp Volume Encryption and NetApp Aggregate Encryption


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Hi @NetApp_SR 


I have some doubts. I currently have a FAS2552 with ONTAP 9.8P4 as I read the requirements would not be compatible in addition to making NVE has to be licensed. Is this correct? According to my provider that was included.

What solution could be done if this is not possible?



I will check the documentation but some things are still not very clear to me.


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