Manual Chapter : Network HSM Overview

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Manual Chapter

Network HSM

FIPS network HSMs

For information on setting up and managing keys for network hardware security modules (HSMs) that are supported with BIG-IP systems, see the guide for your specific network HSM at
  • BIG-IP System and Network HSM: Implementation
  • BIG-IP System and nShield HSM: Implementation
  • BIG-IP System and SafeNet Luna SA HSM: Implementation

Network HSM use with platform FIPS, VE FIPS, or embedded HSM systems

If the Network FIPS add-on license is combined with a Platform FIPS or VE FIPS add-on license, you need to decide which location to use to store your keys based on the certificate and SSL Policy. You would need to set up and administer the network HSM using the instructions for your specific network HSM. For keys not stored in the Network HSM, see the key information for Platform FIPS or VE FIPS.
The Network FIPS add-on license should not be used on an Embedded FIPS system.