Make note of the following considerations before using SmartLock with IsilonSD Edge:
- Although IsilonSD Edge supports SmartLock functionality in both enterprise and compliance modes, an IsilonSD cluster likely does not comply with the regulations defined by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule 17a-4. This is because the virtualization software on which the IsilonSD cluster runs maintains a root user who could theoretically tamper with the disk configuration of the virtual cluster, and therefore the data that resides on it.
- When an IsilonSD cluster is placed in compliance mode, you cannot add new nodes to the cluster. Therefore, you must add as many nodes as necessary before upgrading the cluster to SmartLock compliance mode.