Adding a drive

You can add a device such as a tape drive to the IBM® Security Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager database.

Before you begin

Before you begin, create the wrapping keys that you want to associate with the devices that you are about to identify. Additionally, obtain the tape drive serial number, and other description information. Determine whether the drive uses a specific wrapping key, or a system default wrapping key.

About this task

You can use the Add Tape Drive dialog or the Device Add REST Service to add a device. Your role must have the permission to the create action and a permission to the appropriate device group.


  • Using graphical user interface
    1. Log in to the graphical user interface.
    2. In the Key and Device Management section on the Welcome page, select 3592.
    3. Click Go to > Manage keys and devices. Alternatively, right-click 3592 and select Manage keys and devices.
    4. On the management page for 3592, click Add.
    5. Click Tape Drive.
    6. On the Add Tape Drive dialog, type the required and optional information. Then, click Add Tape Drive.
  • Using REST interface
    1. Open the Swagger UI. For more information, see Using Swagger UI.
    2. Authenticate and authorize to access the REST APIs. For more information, see Authentication process for REST services.
    3. Use the Device Add REST Service to add a device. For example, you can send the following HTTP request:
      POST https://localhost:port/SKLM/rest/v1/devices
      Content-Type: application/json
      Accept : application/json
      Authorization : SKLMAuth userAuthId=37ea1939-1374-4db7-84cd-14e399be2d20
      Accept-Language : en
      ABCdeF1234567890,description salesDivisionDrive"}

What to do next

Next, you might determine the status of the drive that you added.