000030820 - Standalone Malware Analysis virtual machines may take a longer amount of time to complete startup after enabling FIPS in RSA Security Analytics 10.5

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000030820
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Security Analytics
RSA Product/Service Type: Malware Analysis (Virtual)
RSA Version/Condition:,, 10.5.1
Platform: CentOS
Platform (Other): VMware
O/S Version: EL6
IssueIt may be observed that after installing Security Analytics or above that a virtualized (VMware OVF) standalone Malware Analysis server may take upwards of 20 minutes to complete the start up process after enabling FIPS.
ResolutionThis issue will be permanently resolved in Security Analytics 10.6.
WorkaroundAt the time of this writing, no workaround is currently available.  

Customers who use FIPS on a standalone, virtualized Malware Analysis server should be aware of the additional time for the server to be fully operational, and should plan maintenance windows or other service restarts accordingly.