ISCSI encryption

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Protholl
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ISCSI encryption

Post by Protholl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:06 pm

My company has purchased a half-dozen QNAP TVS-1582TU-i5-16G-US units. They are going to be our mid-level storage arrays. They support iSCSI, they support encryption but as far as I can tell, not at the same time. You can enable encryption on a share so there is some capability.

Is there a roadmap to supporting ISCSI encryption? We are currently using firmware 4.3.5.0760 build 20181114

Thanks in advance,
Jeffrey

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Re: ISCSI encryption

Post by dolbyman » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:15 pm

as the ISCSI filesystem is transparent to the QNAP, encrypt it however you like (and snapshots/backups via NAS should still work, as they are block based)

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Re: ISCSI encryption

Post by storageman » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 pm

Protholl wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:06 pm
My company has purchased a half-dozen QNAP TVS-1582TU-i5-16G-US units. They are going to be our mid-level storage arrays. They support iSCSI, they support encryption but as far as I can tell, not at the same time. You can enable encryption on a share so there is some capability.

Is there a roadmap to supporting ISCSI encryption? We are currently using firmware 4.3.5.0760 build 20181114

Thanks in advance,
Jeffrey
How would the NAS know how to encrypt it when it doesn't even know how it's been formatted?
The host formats it, the NAS doesn't know if it's FAT32, NTFS, EXT4, HFS+ you name it.
Never going to be on roadmap in my view.

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