Enabling or Disabling FIPS 140-2 Mode

Panzura CloudFS is FIPS 140-2 certified. To access this feature, FIPS 140-2 must be enabled or disabled in the command line interface (CLI) of each filer.

If you need help with accessing the CLI, see Installing an Existing Key File (CLI). 

To enable FIPS 140-2 mode:

1. Enter your user name and password.

2. Reenter your password.

cloudfs> enable

Password: enable

3. Enter the configuration.

cloudfs# conf t

4. Enter the following command to enable FIPS.

cloudfs(config)# fips-mode enable

5. If successful, exit the command line. 

cloudfs(config)# exit 

6. Write the following information to the memory to activate the FIPS mode. 

cloudfs# w m 

If the FIPS mode cannot be enabled, the following error message displays. 

ERROR: fips config error 

If you receive an error message, contact Panzura Support to enable the FIPS mode. 

To disable FIPS 140-2 mode

1. Enter your user name and your registered password. 

Username: 

Password: 

2. Reenter your password. 

cloudfs> enable 

Password: enable 

3. Enter the configuration mode. 

cloudfs# conf t 

4. To disable FIPS, enter the following command. 

cloudfs(config)# fips-mode disable 

5. If successful, exit the command line. 

cloudfs(config)# exit 

7. Write the following information to the memory to activate the FIPS mode. 

cloudfs# w m 

If the FIPS mode cannot be enabled, the following error message displays. 

ERROR: fips config error 

If you receive an error message, contact Panzura Support to enable the FIPS mode. 

To check if FIPS 140-2 mode is enabled: 

1. Enter your user name and your registered password.

Username: 

Password: 

2. Enter the command to see the mode status. 

cloudfs# show fips-mode 

If a response does not display in the output, FIPS has never been configured and is disabled. After the FIPS mode is enabled once, you can view the Output value. 

FIPS mode is enabled if the output returns:- 

fipsmode: 1 

FIPS mode is disabled if the output returns: - 

fipsmode: 0 

You must perform steps 1-3 on each filer to enable or disable FIPS mode. **

The Enable or disable options for FIPS 140-2 mode is set on per-node basis. Users need to enable or disable all nodes within a cluster at the same time in order to activate or deactivate FIPS services on a cluster wide basis.