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IBM TS7700

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Enable TS7700 for Open Systems bei Adding the S3 Protocol

The TS700 has everything enterprise customers need. It has backend tape, it is a grid, it has all replication capabilities and so on. It could be the perfect system for multipetabyte data from open systems, e.g. tiering from data to tape out of co...
about 1 year ago in IBM TS7700 1 Future consideration

TSS - Enable DNS over TLS

To implement concepts like zero-trust it must be possible to define in the TSS management console the Name Server as a secured one using DNSSEC and either DNS over HTTPS (DoH) or DNS over TLS (DoT).
5 months ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

Support larger tape ranges in the Selective Device Access Control tape range table

The SDAC tape range table supports 50 entries total. A range of A00000-A99999 covers 100K tape volumes. My client uses letters in the second position of the tape volser (A-Z). I have to enter a range such as AA0000-AA9999 (covers 10K tape volumes)...
7 months ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

Detaching BVIR processing from IBMTOOLS - Integration in TS7700 GUI

Hi, every TS7700 user knows the procedure with downloading ibmload, ibmcntl, ibmjcl... from the ibmtools library etc. This is necessary to be able to further process BVIR data generated by the system on the zos. In order to be able to process new ...
about 2 years ago in IBM TS7700 3 Future consideration

Make IBM Tape boxes able to generate a CSR much like their DASD counterparts

The IBM Tape boxes (TS7) currently do not allow the generation of a CSR (certificate signing request). This means you have to generate a certificate off of the box and upload both private and public keys. This is a gross misuse of security and I c...
over 1 year ago in IBM TS7700 2 Future consideration

Emergency/recovery encryption key generation for External Disk Encryption with TS7700

On DS8K there is an option for creating an emergency/Recovery Key on a USB stick - a final resort in case the GKLM setup is fully damaged. Such 'final backdoor option' is not existing for TS7700. We absolutely need same functionality for the TS7700.
about 1 year ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

Bring FICON ports offline

We have TS7700 that need to be isolated from production system. Having the possibility to vary FICON port down on VTS will add another security for data.
12 months ago in IBM TS7700 4 Future consideration

AOS Control in the TS7700 MI

Please make the AOS Stop/Start/Restart Controls available in the TS7700 MI. This should be much like it is in the DS8K GUI.
over 2 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Future consideration

Add RESTful query for AoS enabled/disabled status

Being able to query this via RESTful API would allow us to set up automated checks to verify that AoS is the desired state across our many clusters. For security it is preferred that AOS is default disabled and only enabled when there is a valid c...
about 1 year ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

TS7700 Rsyslog add possibility to select log types that are sent using RSyslog

From the MI we can select the messages that we want to send to a Rsyslog server but not the log types. From the documentation: Items 0 through 15 are system defaults and items 16 through 18 are specific to TS7700. So we wish to be able to select o...
8 months ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration