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IBM TS7700

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Capacity on demand enhancement

Today's design of TS7770 Capacity on demand with FC 5262 and 5263 is not flexible enough as it is not aligned with the hardware capacity. E.g. in a six-drawer configuration the cache capacity is 472 TB but only 400 TB can be enabled by above FCs. ...
over 4 years ago in IBM TS7700 5 Delivered

VTS Physlib enhancement - TS7760T

For library maintenance operations, the TS7770T has to be put in Service Prep mode. Hence during all operations even planned ones, this cluster is unavailable.From ATS: unfortunately the Physlib is not designed for "planned outages". See the Host ...
over 5 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Delivered

(MUFG)Request for improvement of the problems that it takes long time to insert the large number of new logical volumes in MI

We request a one-time upper limit relaxation, the current limit is up to only 10,000 at a time, and improvement for processing speed of tape logical volume insertion from MI. If it is difficult to improve the processing time, we first request to r...
almost 5 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Delivered

Event status at MI should be INACTIVE, when CE fixed the cash disk DDM failure.

At the last step of Cash Disk DDM failure procedure, IBM CE contact customer to check MI console for ACTIVE event and make them INACTIVE. Since IBM CE repaired the incident, event in MI should be INACTIVE. So, customers feel that they are being ma...
about 1 year ago in IBM TS7700 2 Delivered

Automated Backup of TS7700 database

Provide a way to allow customers to backup/restore the database and metadata for each VTS cluster within the grid. This needs to be a process that can be on demand or automated. This may be a duplicate of RFE 79372 but not sure if it included all ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Delivered

One command to replicate all existing logical volumes to the new TS7700 cluster after joining GRID

Currently when a new TS7700 cluster is integrated into the GRID configuration there is only one method to replication the existing volumes on this new cluster. So the new rules of the management policies must be retrieved for every logical volume ...
over 3 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Delivered

Improve Visibility of TS7700 DDM Status, proactively report the status of DDM failures, availabliuty of spares and rebuilds.

Provide the ability for customers to inquire on DDM status within a TS7700 complex through the TS7700 GUI. In specific the ability to see the status of all drives, how many spares are within a RAID group and in particular the status of any RAID re...
over 6 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Delivered

IBM TS7700 should allow reinitialization of tapes

We have a large number of TS7700's spread across multiple data centers. Many of these have physical tape drives behind them. There are times where we need to move physical volumes between these VTS's and relabel them to a different volser range. W...
almost 7 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Delivered

A command to display the all disks serial number in a TS7700 for security reason

For security and auditability reasons, we are asked to trace the theft of disks. Also, we would like to be able to list every day all the serial numbers of all the disks installed in each TS7700. It would be easier if this query could be done auto...
over 3 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Delivered

Add ability to display remote mounts

Today there is no possibility for clients to identify mounts that are internally handled as remote mounts (access to a peer cluster's cache). This avoids the client to identify jobs that might hang due to a problem on the remote cluster and to swa...
almost 4 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Delivered