I can't seem to find a decent explanation anywhere of the practicalities of remote system administration (e.g. SSH) of an encryption-switch-encrypted SAN-stored infrastructure.
The environment will be NetApp SAN with SafeNet encryption switch and a vSphere cluster with numerous Linux VMs.
Note that it is the system administration of the Linux OS that I am interested in - not the administration of the encryption-switch.
How am I able to work on the commandline with the data decrypted? Does one normally encrypt everything on disk (i.e. including the system files) or just certain volumes/partitions containing the data?
I assume that a key management server facilitates the process but could someone provide specifics?