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IBM TS4500 Tape Library

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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...
5 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

Improve CLI security

Today (TS4500 release 1.8.x.x), role permissions modified with the CLI are only honored by Web UI users. CLI users do not honor the modified permissions, only the standard permissions inherited by the original role are applied.
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under 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
about 2 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

ntegrated Cooling with improved filtration and airgap sealing to mitigate particulate intrusion generated by Wildfires on the westcoast.

We offer an integrated cooling option with an air filter for the TS4500. It should be a straightforward matter to replace the existing filter with a model that has a higher rating to mitigate particulates generated by wildfires on the west coast. ...
about 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 4 Not under consideration

lin_tape driver for Ubuntu is outdated, any plans to update in the near future?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

Dual LCC option for single frame libraries

In a single frame configuration there is no redundancy for the library control card. This is a single point of failure and can cause lengthy outages. Dual LCC option would eliminate this.
about 4 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

SNMP v3 support for TS4500

Security hardening
over 1 year ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

make the TS4500 network 172.31.1.x changeable for all octets

Let make changeable the customer the hole IP address of the TSSC network 172.31.1.x/24 inte of only the last octet.
about 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

TS4500 LDAP auth has a flaw

User authentication up against LDAP does not work in our environment. The reason for that is that we have brackets in our AD users Display Name. That issue was discovered in IBM case TS005232687It is not an option to delete the brackets in our AD ...
about 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

Tape libraries (TS4500, TS4300, TS3200, TS3310, and TS3500) to use DNS name for encryption servers instead of IP

Tape libraries (TS4500, TS4300, TS3200, TS3310, and TS3500) use IP for encryption server and we would like tape libraries to use DNS name so that it is transparent when IP changes on SKLM servers.
over 3 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration