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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.
15 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...
15 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 ...
29 days ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Future consideration

Two-person Integrity for Safeguarded Tape in the RestAPI

Because of our Safeguarded Tape implementation we see many gaps in the security of the current ts4500-java-cli.  As stated with dev the goal is to implement all the security requirements on Rest API.  These changes include adding the ability prote...
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Future consideration

Shortening Log Collection time and reduce Log size to speed up service and support for more efficiency

TS4500 Log Collection is running more then 40 minutes and the Log size is greater than 750 MB. To speed up service and support time, we have to reduca tho log colletion duration and also the size of the log files. The idea ist to speed up and shor...
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 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 1 month ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future 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

Firmware Check

System: TS4500Actor: Customer Commerzbank is asking for enhancements regarding library firmware check.Case was opened on behalf of client Commerzbank as a follow up for a critical situation.
over 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

Add export logs to IBM (call home) via REST API Endpoint.

With this customer could automated the Datacollection and the export to IBM Ecurep.
about 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Future consideration

Add LTO lcd display to drives view

Add a column to drives view that shows the LCD status digit for LTO drives.
over 4 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Future consideration