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Hardware cryptographic support of IBM z Systems for OpenSSH in RHEL 7.2 and SLES 12 SP1



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Manfred Gnirss
Uwe Denneler, Harald Freudenberger, Paul Gallagher1, Guillaume Hoareau2, Arwed Tschoeke, Ingo Tuchscherer, Arthur Winterling


Document ID:

WP102653


Doc. Organization:

IBM Systems


Document Revised:

09/07/2016


Product(s) covered:

Crypto Coprocessor; IBM Z; Linux; Linux on zSeries; z Systems; z13; z13s; z/VM







Abstract: This article summarizes our experiences with the configuration and usage of OpenSSH using hardware cryptographic support of IBM z Systems. We report our findings in the areas of performance and throughput improvement. Our positive experience indicates that you should make use of this capability when using OpenSSH.

MG_OpenSSH_on_z13.pdfMG_OpenSSH_on_z13.pdf



Classification:

Hardware; Software; Solutions

Category:

Security

Solution(s):

IBM Security Solution



Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

Linux; z/VM

Keywords:

OpenSSH, SCP, SFTP, rsync, z Systems, z13, z13s, CPACF, Crypto Express, hardware cryptographic support, acceleration, AES, TDES, SHA, RSA, performance, throughput, OpenSSL, Linux, Red Hat, RHEL 7.2, SUSE, SLES 12 SP1, Linux for z Systems, cipher, MAC


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