Dell EMC CloudLink Key Management for VMware vCenter Server Configuration Guide Dell EMC CloudLink versions 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0.2, and 7.1 support 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 that are created by the client. All objects within a partition are encrypted using a key that is saved to the keystore of a partition 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 a client. NOTE: CloudLink versions 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0.2, and 7.1 support KMIP 1.1 through 1.4.