Enable external security key management

The enable storageArray externalKeyManagement file command enables external security key management for a storage array that has Full Disk Encryption drives, and creates the initial drive security key.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual DE2000H, DE4000H, DE4000F, DE6000H, or DE6000F storage array.


To execute this command on an storage array, you must have the Security Admin role.


Note: This command applies only to external key management.


enable storageArray externalKeyManagement 


Parameter Description

The file path and the file name where the new security key will be stored. Enclose the file path and the file name in double quotation marks (" "). For example:

	file="C:\Program Files\CLI\sup\drivesecurity.slk"
Important: The file name must have an extension of .slk .
passPhrase A character string that encrypts the security key so that you can store the security key in an external file. Enclose the pass phrase character string in double quotation marks (" ").


Your pass phrase must meet these criteria:

Note: If your pass phrase does not meet these criteria, you will receive an error message.