Enabling and disabling encryption for a cluster

You can enable and disable cluster-wide encryption at rest. This feature is not enabled by default.

Before you begin

About this task

Configure NTP on the cluster to point to a local NTP server. You should use the IP address and not the DNS host name. The default NTP server at cluster creation time is set to us.pool.ntp.org; however, a connection to this site cannot always be made depending on the physical location of the SolidFire cluster.

Note: This feature is unavailable in SolidFire Enterprise SDS clusters.

To enable Software Encryption at Rest, use the Element CreateCluster API command.

CreateCluster API method


  1. Click Cluster > Settings.
  2. Click Enable Encryption at Rest.
  3. Optional: To disable encryption at rest, click Disable Encryption at Rest.