HP/IBM LTO4/5 - (Encrypted) and Higher Generation Drives On Open or Public Networks (Doc ID 1932475.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

The HP/IBM LTO4 drives that are configured with either a Dione or Belisarius card for encryption and higher generation drives can have issues when their Dione/Belisarius cards or Ethernet interfaces are connected to Network switches that are on an open or public network.
Also issues have been seen when these drives are connected on a private network or VLAN and network security scans are run on that network.

Cause

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