In an environment with many encrypted disks unlocking them all is a difficult task. Network bound disk encryption NBDE helps automate the process of unlocking Stratis volumes. This is a critical requirement in large environments. Stratis version 2.1 added support for encryption which was introduced in the article 8220Getting started with Stratis encryption.8221 Stratis version 2.3 recently introduced support for Network Bound Disk Encryption NBDE when using encrypted Stratis pools which is the topic of this article.
The Stratis websitedescribes Stratis as an easy to use local storage management for Linux.The short video 8220Managing Storage With Stratis8221gives a quick demonstration of the basics. The video was recorded on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 system however the concepts shown in the video also apply to Stratis in Fedora Linux.
This article assumes you are familiar with Stratis and also Stratis pool encryption. If you aren8217t familiar with these topics refer to this article and the Stratis overview video previously mentioned. .