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OKM/KMS / IBM LTO - How To Set IBM LTO4/5 Drive Encryption Timeout Value on Belisarius Card, EMC RKM Solution (Doc ID 1496557.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2020

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Crypto Key Management System - Version Not Applicable and later
Oracle Key Manager - Version 2.3 and later
IBM LTO4 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
IBM LTO5 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How to set an IBM LTO4/5 drives encryption timeouts on Belisarius cards.

Some accounts may required an extended transaction timeout for a drive to get a key if drives are accessing remote KMA's on the network.
This setting should be increased to 60 seconds for most encryption customers using EMC's RKM solution and not Oracle OKM.
The maximum timeout that can be set is 60 seconds.

This setting was introduced in Bel code 2.35.23 so bel code will need to be at this level or higher.

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