nShield Solo and Solo XC v13.4.5 Install Guide


The Entrust nShield Solo and Solo XC are Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for servers and appliances.

About this guide

This guide includes:

See the User Guide for your module and operating system for more about, for example:

  • Creating and managing a Security World

  • Creating and using keys

  • Card sets

  • The advanced features of the nShield Solo and the nShield Solo XC.

For information on integrating Entrust nShield products with third-party enterprise applications, see https://www.entrust.com/digital-security/hsm.

Model numbers

Model numbering conventions are used to distinguish different nShield hardware security devices.

Model number Used for

nC3nnnE-nnn, nC4nnnE-nnn

nShield Solo PCIe

nC30n5E-nnn, nC40n5E-nnn

nShield Solo XC PCIe


The nShield Solo and nShield Solo XC are referred to as the nShield Solo and nShield Solo XC, the Hardware Security Module, or the HSM in this guide.