D.2. Enabling FIPS in RHV hosts and the standalone Manager

You can enable FIPS mode when installing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) host or Red Hat Virtualization Host (RHVH). For details, see Installing a RHEL 8 system with FIPS mode enabled in the guide Security hardening for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Red Hat does not support switching a provisioned host or Manager machine to FIPS mode


Verify that FIPS is enabled by entering the command fips-mode-setup --check on the host. The command should return FIPS mode is enabled:

# fips-mode-setup --check
FIPS mode is enabled.