In Oracle Solaris, KMIP client support provides the following advantages:
KMIP is an industry protocol. KMIP support enables clients to communicate to any server that is KMIP-compliant. In Oracle Solaris, you can use your PKCS #11 applications as KMIP clients. By connecting these applications to KMIP-compliant servers, you reduce the costs and complexity of key management.
With KMIP server groups, you can ensure that a failed connection to a KMIP server will be passed on and completed by one of the backup servers in that group.
With multiple server groups, your KMIP clients can open and run multiple KMIP sessions simultaneously. You can access keys from different KMIP-compliant servers on multiple hosts at the same time.