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IBM TS7700

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Add the ability to use RSA for MFA on TS7700s / TSSC

Add the ability to use RSA for MFA on TS7700s / TSSC On the DS8K line we can use RSA for MFA we'd just like to have this ability for IBM tape so we can use the same method for both IBM storage solutions. As of now I believe the only way for MFA on...
about 21 hours ago in IBM TS7700 0 Submitted

insert more than two media categories/types for logical volumes

Today there are only two media categories available for defining logical volumes in an IBM VTS - Media Type Cartidge System Tape and Enhanced Cartridge. But you can define the volumes as 400MB, 800MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 25GB in the library. Since w...
10 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Needs more information

Implement the possibility to balance host I/O throttling on cache partition level

When TS7700 runs into host I/O throttling, this throttling is equal across all CPx partitions today. Since work load on different CPx may have higher or lower priority in the business/application context, it is required to have the possibility to ...
8 days ago in IBM TS7700 0 Submitted

Enable DS8K range and TS7700 range to interface with Cyberark (password vault)

Currently we (Barclays) use Cyberark as a password repository. We store all our system userids (Admin/Customer) in cyberark and they are meant to be system managed i.e cyberark will change the passwords for those userids without manual interventio...
17 days ago in IBM TS7700 0 Submitted

Introduce a new command to create additional cache copies within a grid out of existing ones

It is required to have the possibility to create new copies of virtual tapes out of existing (cache) copies in the same grid. As of today, it is not possible to create additional cached copies once the CCP is correct. TS7700 does not distinguish t...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 0 Under review

Introduce a new value for the maximum allowed PMTHLVL in the SETTING or SETTING2 command response

It is required to have the currently allowed maximum of PMTHLVL in the SETTING(2) Library Request command response, e.g. as PMTHMAX This way it is possible to have a check running to verify against the current setting of PMTHLVL. Rational: It is p...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Under review

Implementation of PMTHLVL default equal to the total of Feature Codes defined on the Cluster

PMTHLVL is set to a default of 10’000 once a TS7770 cluster is started for the first time, no matter if all other settings were cloned from another (replaced) cluster. It is required to have the default value PMTHLVL set to the total of activated ...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Planned for future release

Implement alerting for PMT / CPYT

Values for PMT and/or CPYT must have the possibility to get alerted whenever a certain threshold is reached. Threshold can be Zero or - if possible - a fixed level in the SETTING or microcode. Alerting from the microcode allows faster reaction tha...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Planned for future release

Management Class in Library Request Command LVOL

There is no way to see the management class for a specific volume with the Library Request Command LVOL. You will get a lot of information, but there are no SMS constructs in the output. In the MI you will find it via Volume Details, but there is ...
10 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Needs more information

Buffered log design Enhancement to take advantage of the 65 GB virtual volumes

The majority of TS7700 customers are using in the Data Class setting for Virtual Volume Sizes the default 3490 Counters Handling of “Surface EOT”.There are various reasons why a customer does not want to switch to “Wrap Supported” e.g., they back-...
about 1 month ago in IBM TS7700 2 Not under consideration