Enable Encryption

If you want to enable encryption using external key management, you must first use the Set EKM servers action and then return to this dialog.

Caution: Once you enable data-at-rest encryption on the storage system, the action cannot be undone without clearing and losing the data on the physical drives.

Caution: Hewlett Packard Enterprise strongly recommends that you back up the authentication key and save the backup key file to a secure location. If there is an unforeseen event and you cannot use the backup file and its password, you will be at risk of losing all your data.

Tip: In environments with multiple storage systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you use unique file names that can be associated with each encrypted storage system.

When you have completed your choices, click Enable to start the action and close the dialog.

Learn more: Data-at-rest encryption overview.