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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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Provide vCenter Plugin for Spectrum Protect Plus

ISPP is completely missing a vCenter plugin like ISP for VE. This is usually used by VMWare administrators and VM users to trigger ad hoc backups and restores by themselves. As ISPP is missing this plugin, this is not possible when moving from ISP...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

vSnap – zfs enhancements

vSnaps of SPP are build with zfs. zfs provides management capabilities like enlarging virtual disks, moving data from one virtual disk to another, .... standard LVM stuff vSnap does not support.The only mechanism vSnap support is "add virtual disk...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

DB2 on zLinux backup & restore

Request for Spectrum Protect Plus to backup and restore DB2 databases running under zLinux
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Support for KVM

We see more and more activity where people are leaving VMware for something that are better and cheaper. So we see more offend companies that want to replace VMware with KVM/oVirt so they can combine it with Openstack or similar automated hypervisor.
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

lowering the permissions to view access logs

User permission role set to "VIEW LOG" will to give user access to all LOGS.It will not be able to see "FAILED LOGIN". Only SUPERUSER can see this type of entries. That permissions are to height to check logs only, especially in third party script...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

SPP: Enable filesystem & DB Backup at the same time

When looking in the System requirements for SPP, the following restriction is mentioned: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6421231 Only one application server or file server can be assigned per host. For example, if a host is registered as a ...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

Spectrum Protect Plus Backup Direct to Tape

Need the ability for clients to leverage existing infrastructure such as tape libraries they have bought and allow Spectrum Protect Plus to offload directly to tape.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Stream Audit Log entries Spectrum Protect Plus

It should be possible to stream the Spectrum Protect Plus audit log to a central collector, much like Syslog. At the moment it's only possible to download the audit log (or parts of it) using HTTP or the REST API.
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Enable selective VMDK based restore for "Production Restore (Disk Replace)"

Starting with version 10.1.7 it is possible to restore only the VMDK's of a VM without restoring the configuration data of the VM.This restore mode is named "Production Restore (Disk Replace)". This restore mode does a restore of all VMDK's of a V...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Replication Job shows as "Error" if no data is there to process

When using the replication of vSnap backup storage data and no "new" backup data is available in the source vSnap, SPP identifies the replication job as "Error" which is not true.In fact, just no new data is available in the source vSnap server. S...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release