IBM LTO - LTO Encryption Support - Belesareus Card (Doc ID 1570369.1)

Last updated on MAY 19, 2017

Applies to:

IBM LTO4 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

I understand that the drives are encryption capable, however I read someplace that IBM LTO-5 drives though capable, IBM LTO5 still requires a separate Belisarius card to communicate with OKM.
HAC who has an existing Oracle customer running SL500 with LTO-4 drives. There is a need now to encrypt the data written to the drives. The customer is currently not willing to upgrade his current drives/ library and wants to use encryption on the existing hardware.

This requirement is a fit for OKM. However, I have a query.
How does one confirm that the LTO-4 already installed in the library supports encryption ?

The details of the Drive are:
Drive: IBM ULTRIUM TD-4
Firmware : 94D7

Goal

 IBM LTO - LTO Encryption Support

Solution

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