Getting Started with Linux on Z Encryption for Data At-Rest

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 April 2019, updated 08 April 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457469
ISBN-13: 9780738457468
IBM Form #: SG24-8436-00
(100 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Megan Hampton, Benedikt Klotz, Guilherme Nogueira, Pat Oughton, Carlos Henrique Reimer


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a general explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on Linux on IBM Z encryption for data at-rest. It also describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a Linux on Z encryption environment for .

In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment. It offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in Linux on Z volume encryption environments.

This publication is intended for IT architects, system administrators, and security administrators who plan for, deploy, and manage security on the Z platform. The reader is expected to have a basic understanding of IBM Z security concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Protecting sensitive data
Chapter 2. Identifying components and release levels
Chapter 3. Planning for Linux on Z data at-rest encryption
Chapter 4. Preparing for Linux on Z data at-rest encryption
Chapter 5. Deploying encrypted volumes for data at-rest
Chapter 6. Auditing and monitoring the data at-rest environment
Chapter 7. Maintaining encrypted volumes for data at-rest
Chapter 8. Performing key management for data at-rest encryption
Appendix A. Using protected keys for high-speed encryption

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