Formatting LDEVs at the parity-group level

Encryption License Key User Guide

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When you enable or disable encryption on a parity group, all LDEVs in the parity group must be formatted after encryption is enabled or disabled.

The LDEV formatting operation writes zero data to the entire area of all drives in the parity group. This process is also referred to as encryption formatting. If you use a V-VOL, encryption/unencryption formatting for the V-VOL is required. For details about formatting volumes, see the Provisioning Guide.

  1. In the Storage System tree, select Parity Groups.
  2. On the Parity Groups tab, select the parity group, and then click Format LDEVs.
  3. In the Format LDEVs window, select the Normal format type (required for V-VOLs), and then click Finish.
  4. In the confirmation window:
    1. Verify the selected settings.
    2. In Task Name, enter the desired task name or accept the default task name.
    3. If you want the Tasks window to open after you click Apply, select Go to tasks window for status.
    4. Click Apply.