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IBM TS4500 Tape Library

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LTO-9 "mass media optimisation"

After upgrading to LTO-9, media must be optimised in the tape library. This process is automatically carried out when a new LTO-9 data cartridge will be mounted for the first time in a LTO-9 drive. It can take 18minutes (or more?) x number of cart...
almost 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 6 Delivered

TS4500 implement for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) / Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

To assure accountability and prevent unauthenticated access, users must utilize multifactor authentication in many systems today to prevent potential misuse and compromise of a system. For this and other customers security and related resiliency i...
about 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Delivered

Unable to change the HOSTNAME in rsyslog

Customer is not able to change the hostname of the library for the rsyslog. Request is to have a GUI function for the customer to change this field within the database.
about 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 3 Delivered

TS4500 media end-of-life monitoring

LTO and 3592 (Jaguar) media have a limited lifetime based on some specific internal measurements like number of loads, number of times completely written/read. The drive posts an alert once one of these internal thresholds have been crossed. At a ...
over 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 6 Delivered

Add number of mounts to REST GET DataCartridges response

With the new media lifecycle information provided in mount history report and via REST, clienst will also want to know the number of mounts for cartridges. The mount history report provides the mount count, the REST API doesn't. For automation pur...
8 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Delivered

GUI backup and restore option of library configuration

The only option to save (and eventually restore) the library configuration database today is to use the TS4500 CLI. It is Java based and Java is not allowed in some client installations because of security concerns. Moreover, in a TS7700 environme...
about 4 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Delivered

Enable changing local account passwords via CLI or RESTAPI

We have a security standard that requires passwords to be rotated every X days or after use use. CyberArk manages the passwords for us. In order for CyberArk to be able to manage a password we need a CLI or RESTAPI that can be called to invoke a p...
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Delivered

HTTP REST API for TS4500

TS4500 supports RESTful API available only by RoS (REST over SCSI). The itdt (IBM Tape Diagnostic) Tool on nodes which have access to the tape drive can access this RESTful API.It would be much more convenient (and state of the art) if the TS4500 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Delivered

Provide documentation for Logfile InventoryUpdate.csv contained in function "Export Library Logs"

It is possible to export the library logs from the starting page of the management interface. This contains also the file "InventoryUpdate.csv" which contains all changes to the inventory of the tapelibrary. This log is very useful when there are ...
about 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Delivered

From CLI/RESTAPI be able to query setting on tape library

As a validation check we audit our estate daily looking for changes in configuration not following an agreed pattern. Can we please have a method via CLI or RESTAPI to query all the setting that can be set via the GUI Ideally I would like to get t...
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Delivered