Use IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services to Encrypt VMware Disks

02 August 2019

If you have a VMware estate in IBM Cloud you can, of course, encrypt the disks the VMs are coupled to. Then it becomes a question of where those keys are stored, how safe they are, and how you get some key store to talk to VMware. Since IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services offers the only public cloud FIPS 140-2 level 4 compliant HSM, thus being highly tamper resistant, it’s an ideal place for these keys.

In this tutorial I walk you through how to set these two systems up. We also released an accompanying video series to walk you through visually.