Technical White Paper

Nimble Storage SmartSecure Software-Based Encryption


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The Nimble Storage SmartSecure software based encryption feature provides protection of data using the AES-256-XTS cipher, and is performance optimized leveraging the Intel AES-NI instruction set on later model CS series arrays.

Beginning with an overview of the Nimble Storage SmartSecure software based encryption feature and a look at the implementation, this document is focused on deployment guidelines combined with administrative examples to assist in successful deployment of the feature. In addition, it provides descriptive examples of role based administrative privileges and alerts.

Download this guide to learn how to deploy and administer the SmartSecure software based encryption including:

  • Enabling Encryption
  • Defining Default Settings
  • Creating Encrypted Volumes
  • Defining the System Startup Mode
  • Replicating Encrypted Volumes
  • Cloning Encrypted Volumes
  • Understanding Product Limitations

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