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Exalogic Virtual: How to Enable FIPS Mode on OL7 Guest vServers (Doc ID 2826055.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.4.190115 and later
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server x86-64

Goal

 This MOS note provides a step-by-step procedure to enable FIPS mode on Exalogic Guest vServers running Oracle Linux 7.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1. Configure a yum repo to point to OL7 latest channel
 2. Install dracut-fips and dracut-fips-aesni packages
 3. Rebuild initramfs for the current kernel
 4. Disable prelinking and undo prelink on all system files (if prelinking is enabled)
 5. Enable FIPS mode in grub configuration file
 6. Reboot the vServer
 7. Verify that FIPS mode is enabled on the vServer post-reboot
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