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What data is encrypted with NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) and NetApp Aggregate Encryption (NAE)?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)
  • NetApp Aggregate Encryption (NAE)

Answer

NVE and NAE
  • For both NVE and NAE, anything that is part of the data volume is encrypted, including NetApp Snapshot™ copies and clones.
  • NetApp FlexClone® volumes are encrypted with the same key as the original volume.

 

NVE
  • For NVE, data volumes, specifically NetApp FlexVol® volumes, metadata volumes (MDV) for MetroCluster, and existing controller root volumes (vol0) can be encrypted.
  • Storage virtual machine (SVM) root volumes can be encrypted with NVE starting with ONTAP 9.14.1.

 

NAE
  • For NAE, data volumes, storage virtual machine (SVM) root volumes, and Metadata Volume (MDV) for MetroCluster are encrypted.  Controller root volumes (vol0) are not encrypted with NAE.

 

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