vSAN encryption – performance impact

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I found below document which explains a little about performance impact when vSAN encryption is enabled.

 

The Code Keepers: vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1 – Virtual Blocks

-> There is minimal impact to CPU cycles while we encrypt data. This is fundamental to how encryption has been designed for vSAN. For most workloads (with AES-NI enabled) we expect somewhere between 5-15% CPU penalty and no performance overhead. This overhead is representative of running vSAN with dedupe and compression turned on.

 

However, I am a little confused  that what does 5-15% CPU penalty mean? Means CPU speed will become slower at 5-15%?

And what does “This overhead is representative of running vSAN with dedupe and compression turned on” mean? When the dedupe and compression is enabled, there is no performance overhead ?

 

It will be appreciated if anyone could explain more detail.

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