Select the disks for encryption

To encrypt the target disk on your client system, you need to select the required encryption type and set the encryption priority from the Product Setting policy available with the Drive Encryption product.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to perform this task.


  1. Click MenuSystemsSystem Tree, then select a group from the System Tree.
  2. Select a system, then click ActionsAgentModify Policies on a Single System. The Policy Assignment page for that system appears.
  3. From the Product drop-down list, select Drive Encryption 7.2. The policy categories under Drive Encryption display the system's assigned policy.
  4. Select the Product Settings policy category, then click Edit Assignments to open the Product Settings page.
  5. If the policy is inherited, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below next to Inherit from.
  6. Select the policy from the Assigned policy drop-down list, then click Edit Policy to open the Policy Settings page.
    From this location, you can edit the selected policy or create a new policy.
  7. On the Encryption tab, select the disks to be encrypted. For the Self-Encrypting (Opal) drives, select PC Opal with All disks or Boot only.
    The Encryption type options such as None, All disks except boot disk, and Selected partitions are not applicable to Self-Encrypting (Opal) drives.
    Note: To initiate the encryption on the client, the user must select any one of the options other than None. The default option, None, does not initiate the encryption.
  8. On the Policy Settings page, click Save, then click Save on the Product Settings page.
  9. Send an agent wake-up call.