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IBM TS4500 Tape Library

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Unify the naming of settings for LDAP configuration

Different IBM Storage product (TS7700/TS4500/TSSC/…) are using LDAP but they are naming the different settings within the configuration different. My suggestion is to have this standardize across the various products.
20 days ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

We would like to have a way to export/import LDAP settings cross different IBM Storage systms.

Customer approached me asking why TS4500/TSSC/TS7700/DS8000 all are using separate ways to configure LDAP. They are requesting a way to configure one system and then copy these settings to the others. IBM in Tucson develop all, so this should be p...
20 days ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

Add a dedicated time frame for media verification function

We would like to define a dedicated time frame in the media verification function so that this verification function is not active during daily backups. This will allow you to unassign the tape drives to this verification function and assign them ...
about 1 month ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Future consideration

Include frame and drive S/Ns in system summary csv download

There is no single place to get the full list of S/Ns of frames AND drives for an installed library. The system summary csv file contains a lot of useful information including frames and drives, but not their S/Ns. This would be very helpful in ME...
about 2 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

« Key Management Interoperability Protocol » (KMIP) support

We would like the IBM TS4500 library to support the KMIP protocol in order to use a different encryption key manager than the IBM SGKLM software
2 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

Add media verification result to dataCartridges RestAPI endpoint

All clients using media verification would benefit from the result being provided in the RestAPI output. Today the result can only be displayed on a per cartridge basis in the GUI. This is not a practible audit trail.
3 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Functionality already exists

lin_tape driver for Ubuntu is outdated, any plans to update in the near future?

lin_tape driver is needed for all IBM LTO tape drives and libraries. We have applications running on Ubuntu and need a current version of the driver. With the current version we are stuck to Ubuntu 20.04 and can't move forward.
5 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

Allow Lun masking for the control path

With the TS4500 and other tape libraries, the Library Control path (SMC Device) is presented via Lun 1 over one or more drives, while access to the drive (RMT Device) itself is provided using Lun 0. In a larger tape environment, there is usually a...
6 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

TS4500 improve Remote Authentication (LDAP, RACF) support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication is a major component of security policies in many companies. TS4500 supports remote authentication with MFA when used with Duo (authentication proxy). However, this client has already invested in an MFA infrastructure t...
9 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

Add command ts4500cli.jar like 'saveMountHistory'

We need to keep track of tapes and their usage. Connecting to the tapelibrary every hour to download mount history is not a practical solution. This can be automated if the cli has a command like saveMountHistory where the last XXX mounts (or mayb...
10 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Functionality already exists