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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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.NVRAM and vTPM restore needed with DP for VE VMware

Restore of a VMware guest does not include .NVRAM and vTPM. VMware points out, that backup software should take care of backup and restore of these two objects.https://vdc-repo.vmware.com/vmwb-repository/dcr-public/8f96698a-0e7b-4d67-bb6c-d18a1d10...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Future consideration

VMDK size limit for spectrum protect for ve backups (vmware)

Increase vmdk size limit which is currently 8TB
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect should not backup vSPhere vCLS VMs

The vCLS VMs should be fully ignored by Spectrum Protect for vSphere. IBM support could not help with the problem, but recommended me to submit an RFE for this.See:https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc/GU...
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

TSM4VE exclude hdisks from snapshot

On busy systems, snapshotting and consolidating disks with high change rate result in using considerable ressources and may create unwanted downtimes.Excluding the disks from backup still results in snapshots beeing taken. The request is to have t...
over 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration

New Vsphere TAG at VM level to specify scheduling priority

A new PRIORITY tag at vm level could be used to force the tdp4ve backup schedule to backup the vms in a desired sequence ( ex priority option from 0 to 100 ) default 100 , 0 highest priority 100 lowest priority. Customer are often requesting to ba...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Multisite Connect

When backing up a big VMware environment it is necessary that the customer can select multiple vCenters as source and multiple Spectrum Protect Servers as Backup destination.Enable management of data protection for multiple vCenters from a single ...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration

TSM4VE backup schedule ends with RC=12 when there is no guest eligible for backup

Change the RC to 0 or 1 if no virtual guest is eligible for backup but the overall backup status is successful.
over 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 0 Not under consideration

TSM4VE Cloud Service Provider Mode

Because of all ransomware attacks we see more transformations from other backup vendors back to IBM Storage Protect for VE, but the issue with TSM4VE is that it demanding a System Account in the Storage Protect Server to be able to work, we have d...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Not under consideration

Add Support Hyper-V Fail-over cluster with Storage Spaces Direct running on Windows Server 2022 Datacente

Lots of our Microsoft customers use this combo.
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus - Initial config

Initial config does not state that ethernet requires access to vmkernel network. A quick test during config can fix this. Otherwise you need to add a nic, find cli user/password and manually config the new nic. Best practice is to have one mgmt ni...
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration