Configuring KMIP for an Avere Cluster

Avere OS gives you the option to use server-based key management for encrypting traffic to and from cloud core filers using the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP).

KMIP allows you to use a separate server to store and transmit encryption credentials. (Choosing and setting up a KMIP server is beyond the scope of this document.)

These are the basic steps in enabling KMIP for a cluster:

  1. Create or import X.509 certificates to support authentication between the cluster and the KMIP server.
  2. Define a KMIP server.
  3. Specify the KMIP server as the encryption key store for a cloud core filer.

Read the linked pages to learn more about the required settings for KMIP.

updated 2017-02-15