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What is the correct setting for bootarg.storageencryption.support for NVMe SED drives?

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Applies to

  • NetApp Storage Encryption

Answer

  • NVMe  SED drives that are not FIPS require  bootarg.storageencryption.support to be set to FALSE.
    • Example drives:  X4010A, X4011A
  • NVMe  SED drives  that are  FIPS require  bootarg.storageencryption.support to be set to TRUE.
    • Example drive:  X4012A

Additional Information

bootarg.storageencryption.support is typically set during the manufacturing process. However,if the encrypted disks do not show up at boot time, follow these steps to verify that the preceding bootarg is set to true: 

1. Halt ONTAP and stop at the LOADER-(A,B)>prompt and run the following command:

LOADER-A> setenv bootarg.storageencryption.support true

2. Confirm that this value is set.

LOADER-A> printenv bootarg.storageencryption.support

3. The output should look like this:

Variable Name                       Value
-------------------------------     ---------------------------------------
bootarg.storageencryption.support   true