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IBM TS4500 Tape Library

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report the Volser number in rsyslog, SNMP, etc. when eject a cartridge from TS3500/TS4500 via GUI

For Data and Cyber Security and Data availability reasons it is a needed requirement in our company to monitor and protocol each VTS physical stacked which physically leaves the Tape Library. A physical tape eject via the TS7700 MI triggers a host...
about 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 0 Planned for future release

Syslog Server Security Enhancement

TS4500 currently support for syslog communication port 514, but port 6514 is required for TLS syslog communication.
about 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Planned for future release

Add support for direct attached tape by updating the interface to adhere to more recent standards (Fibre Channel, Ethernet, iSCSI) to support standalone connection to Power10

Currently the external tape drive supports 8Gb/s Fibre Channel which is N-3. Updating to 16Gb/s or 32Gb/s or 64Gb/s as well as adding support for Ethernet and iSCSI connectivity is required. This will enable greater flexibility, resiliency and per...
almost 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 3 Planned for future release