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a) D-IPL from direct attached fibre channel tape is no longer supported, despite direct attachment (no fibre channel switch required) being supported for many FC HBA's on the IBM i. Only the withdrawn #5735 FC HBA still supports D-IPL from direct ...
Add IBMi Support for LTO9 SAS Attached with existing SAS IOAs
IBMi does not support the LTO9 tape drive connected with either fiber or SAS. This is very restrictive when wanting to use new technology. The connection using a EJ10 IOA works but causes issues and errors.
EXP24SX expansion unit should support 520 byte sector storage devices (both HDD and SSD) for IBM i. Only 4K byte storage is currently supported, but sales team needs to pay special attention to its performance, which may spoil their productivity. ...
IBM i 7.4 TR2 added tape library virtualization from host to client partitions. This works VERY WELL with out TS4300 tape libraries. We are looking at migrating to a VTL solution, and that solution presents as a TS3500 tape library. Can support fo...
incorrect conversion of the serial number for tape libraries
The serial numbers of tape libraries are only taken over correctly in the Hardware Service Manager if they are hexadecimal.Since the serial numbers of the newer devices now also use letters outside of A..F, i.e. G..Z, these are displayed as "0".Th...
Please provide command to reset hardware adapter from command line rather than need to sign on to SST, go to hardware service manager, search for correct adapter and IPL I/O processor. Use Case: As we see more and more LPARs being virtualized (NPI...
In the new generation of POWER9 hardware, there is an internal RDX device. While the RDX is a lower cost device, it is extremely slow. Why in the same location, can't an Internal LTOx tape drive be put in. Similar to a 5736 that was put into the P...
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