Disable external security key management

The disable storageArray externalKeyManagement file command disables external security key management for a storage array that has Full Disk Encryption drives.

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.


disable storageArray externalKeyManagement 
saveFile=(TRUE | FALSE)


Note: This command enables internal key management as the alternate form of Drive Security.
Note: This command applies only to external key management.


Parameter Description

The file path and the file name where the internal security key file is stored. 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.
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.