Running r20.2.7 in a secure government environment.
New STIG requirements call for FIPS being enabled on the DX NetOps Performance Management Data Repository Vertica database.
The environment uses a single node DR DB.
When FIPS is enabled the DB fails to restart after being stopped. See case 32674815 for that situations history.
How can we enable FIPS at the OS level while maintaining a functional Data Repository database?
Possible message printed in /opt/vertica/log/adminTools.log
2021-05-04 14:00:11.526 at_exec/25317:0x7f52dc506740 [CatalogEditor._recorded_readline] <INFO> Next line of response was ['Cannot enable FIPS mode. 139785270915776:error:0F06D065:common libcrypto routines:FIPS_mode_set:fips mode not supported:o_fips.c:93:\n']
Dc NetOps Performance Management 20.2
There is no way to enable FIPS for an existing Data Repository Vertica installation.
Doing so requires migration to new hosts in a specific process. Without following these steps the database is unlikely to start or operate normally.