Avoid mixing nodes for FIPS drives

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To prepare for enabling the FIPS drives feature, you should avoid mixing nodes where some are FIPS drives capable and some are not.

A cluster is considered FIPS drives compliant based on the following conditions:

  • All drives are certified as FIPS drives.

  • All nodes are FIPS drives nodes.

  • Encryption at Rest (EAR) is enabled.

  • The FIPS drives feature is enabled. All drives and nodes must be FIPS capable and Encryption at Rest must be enabled in order to enable the FIPS drive feature.