You must keep certain limitations in mind when using Storage Encryption.
- For the latest information about which storage systems, disk shelves, and key management servers are supported with Storage Encryption, see the Interoperability Matrix.
- All disks in the storage system and optional attached disk shelves must have encryption functionality to be able to use Storage Encryption.
You cannot mix regular non-encrypting disks with self-encrypting disks.
- Storage Encryption key_manager commands are only available for local nodes.
They are not available in takeover mode for partner nodes.
- Do not configure Storage Encryption to use 10 Gigabit network interfaces for communication with key management servers.
This limitation does not apply to serving data.
- Storage Encryption supports a maximum of 128 authentication keys per key management server.
You receive a warning when the number of stored authentication keys reaches 100. You cannot create new authentication keys when the number of stored authentication keys reaches the limit of 128. You must then delete unused authentication keys before you can create new ones.
- Storage Encryption supports KMIP 1.0 and 1.1 for communication with key management servers.