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PowerVault ML3 SKLM (Encryption Software)

Summary: Running SLKM Encryption on the PowerVault ML3. How to setup encryption on Dell PowerVault Tape Libraries.

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When running the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Wizard an error occurs when running the "Connectivity Check".


First we need to make sure the SKLM server can at least communicate with the ML3.  Either open a browser to the ML3 from the SKLM server or run the ping command to verify.
Next verify that the port is not blocked.  "netstat -a" will list all of the open TCP ports.

1.  SKLM 2.6 or higher
   Make the following change in the properties file on the SKLM server (SKLM 3.0 defaults to TLSv2 now):

c:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\products\sklm\config\

TransportListener.ssl.protocols from SSL_TLS
   After the change is made you will need to reboot the SKLM server to pick up the configuration change.

2. ML3
    Next reconfigure the logical library for Library Managed Encryption (KMIP).


3. Login to the SKLM server and check for Pending client device connection certificate.
    This will be on the "Welcome" screen under "Action Items"
    Click on the request from the device and click "Accept and Trust".  This may have already been done by customer if they have manually imported the certificate.  If so you will not see the Pending  
    device list. Continue to step 4.
4. Run the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Wizard.
    Click on the "Connectivity Check" and we should see a "Connectivity Check Successful".
    Setup Summary should finish at this point. 

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Affected Product

Dell EMC ML3, Powervault LTO6, PowerVault LTO7, PowerVault LTO8, PowerVault ML6000, PowerVault TL2000, PowerVault TL4000, PowerVault TL1000

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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