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 E2800, E5700, EF600 or EF300 storage array. It does not operate on E2700 or E5600 storage arrays.


To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Security Admin role.


Note: This command applies only to external key management.


enable storageArray externalKeyManagement 
saveFile=(TRUE | FALSE)


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 (" ").
saveFile Verifies and saves the security key to a file. Set to FALSE to not save and verify the security key to a file. The default value is TRUE.


Your pass phrase must meet these criteria:

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

Minimum firmware level


8.70 adds the saveFile parameter.