Dell EMC CloudLink Key Management for VMware vCenter Server Configuration Guide

Dell EMC CloudLink versions 6.0, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, and 7.0 supports the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) to allow applications supporting that protocol to securely store keys and certificates. The applications, or KMIP clients, are given access to a single KMIP partition. A KMIP partition is a container for keys and certificates created by the client.

All objects within a partition are encrypted using a key saved to the partition's keystore and are stored in the CloudLink Center database. The KMIP Server menu is only available in the CloudLink Center Contents pane after a KMIP license is uploaded.

Use the following procedures to create a trusted connection between CloudLink Center and a vCenter Server by adding a KMIP partition and client.

NOTE: CloudLink 6.0, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, and 7.0 support KMIP 1.1 through 1.3.