VMBENC0989I Crypto Hardware assist available FOR algorithm

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:  

We noticed these VMBENC0989I messages on one of our systems:

VMBACKUP 00 VMBENC0989I Crypto Hardware assist available for AES (128-bit).
VMBACKUP 00 VMBENC0989I Crypto Hardware assist available for AES (192-bit).
VMBACKUP 00 VMBENC0989I Crypto Hardware assist available for AES (256-bit).

What does this message mean?

 

Answer: 

This informational message is issued to indicate which encryption algorithms will be assisted by the hardware present on the machine where the VM:Backup server is running.

0989I CRYPTO HARDWARE ASSIST AVAILABLE FOR algorithm

Cryptographic processing hardware assists were detected during VM:Backup initialization processing.  This informational message is produced to
indicate which encryption algorithms will be assisted by the hardware present on the machine where the VM:Backup server is running.