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IBM TS7700

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Allow clusters in TS7700 grid to have a local NTP source

Allow Each VTS within a TS7700 cluster to source it's time independently to avoid call -homes when their are WAN issues.
over 5 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Future consideration

Ability to change Cluster ID without an outage

As a future TS7700 feature, Michael Yuan at Navy Federal Credit Union would like to be able to change the cluster ID without an outage. He would like to put a new node into the cluster and migrate everything to it. Currently, he has to do a manual...
almost 2 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Not under consideration

RPO Reporting Enhancement in Tape Gui

Today in the 7700 Tape GUI.. The current display of the COPY QUEUE contains a combined sum of ALL of the "deferred" and "Family" virtual volumes queued up --- that need to be copied. My customer "Humana" would very much like: 1. Ability to see the...
almost 8 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Not under consideration

TS7700 Option to select any or all Cache Partitions to be Cache only

Within the TS7700T we have the option of create CP1 - CP7 (CP0 is cache only). When defining a new Cache Partition I would like to have the option of selecting if a Cache Partition is Cache w/tape or Cache Only. We would also like this option for ...
about 6 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

TS7700 should allow batch commands for PVOL movement

We have had numerous times where we needed to issue commands to a large number of pvols in our VTS's. We would like the ability to issue the commands to PVOLs through a batch interface so we don't have to spend large amounts of time in the GUI.
over 4 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Not under consideration

TS7700 Logical WORM KPMG certification

Allow to configure retention period in data class, so volumes mounted in this class inherit this retention period. During the retention period, volumes cannot be scratched, deleted, ejected or overwritten. In addition, do not allow to decrease the...
about 7 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Not under consideration

TS7700 should allow option to overwrite search history

The TS7700 will retain up to 10 previous search results when querying logical or physical volumes. Once the customer has created 10 search results any additional search attempts will be denied until the customer deletes one or more of the previous...
over 4 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Planned for future release

VTS / VIRTUAL VOLUMES SEARCH / possibility to NOT save searches

In virtual Volume Search interface we want to have possibility to clic on option "save search request?" if we want to save this new request search in the "previous Searches"
over 2 years ago in IBM TS7700 1 Future consideration

Ability to set schedule on the TS7700 cache process

By the default, the TS7700 cache walk process runs every four hours daily, except on Sunday for a period of about 18 hours. This cache walk process has raised some concern from many customers that it may impact job run time.
almost 5 years ago in IBM TS7700 0 Future consideration

TS7700 physical WORM

Logical WORM protection in TS7700 protects virtual volumes from being modified or deleted from the host perspective. However, it does not provide a protection from physical damage of e.g. the cache. Once migrated to physical tape there is also no ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM TS7700 2 Not under consideration