The tape library uses Fibre Channel and SAS interfaces for data transmission with attached tape drives and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for library management communications.
The tape library supports the following device types:
- SCSI Medium Changer Device (tape library)
- SCSI Sequential Access Device (tape drive)
The Gigabit Ethernet interface is supported in either auto negotiation or fixed modes of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps using half or full duplex. The following TCP/IP protocols are supported:
- IPv4 and IPv6 support
- The tape library supports internet protocol (IP) addresses in both IPv4 and IPv6 format. Both the integrated management console (IMC) and the management GUI allow the definition of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. The key proxy determines the IP version used and presents the correct IP address and parameters to the IP Stack.
- Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- An embedded web server provides a web user interface for library management and query capabilities.
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
- The tape library supports SSL, a protocol for transmitting private documents through the internet.
- Proprietary command set for communicating with the Encryption Manager or IBM® Security Lifecycle Key Manager (formerly the Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager)
- Network Time Protocol (NTP)
- The tape library supports NTP for external time-and-date synchronization.
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
- The tape library supports LDAP for centralized authentication.
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- The tape library supports DNS for flexible IP addressing.