Self-Encrypting Hard Disks (SEDs) are not supportd on IBM BladeCenter (type 7875, 8038, and 7870)
RETAIN tip: H207694
The integrated Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller on IBM BladeCenter HS22, HS22E, and HS23 does not support using Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs).
The integrated SAS controller does not support the SED hard disk drives in this list:
The SEDs are recognized on the integrated SAS controller. However, the capability to configure the SED feature is not available for virtual disk setup.
The system can be any of the following IBM servers:
The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM options:
This tip is not software specific.
SEDs require a connection to a SAS Host Bus Adapters (HBA) that supports the SED configuration feature. The SED feature is not available on integrated SAS subsystems on IBM BladeCenter types 7875, 8038, or 7870 Blade Servers.
IBM users who purchased SED disks for use on BladeCenter models 7875, 8038, or 7870 Blade Servers can contact their IBM marketing representative or business partner for an exchange to an alternative ServerProven solution.
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Document id: MIGR-5092575