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Spectrum Protect (Operations Center)

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Display of Servers --> Maintenance tasks history improvement

Tasks which run into the next day are shown in the history as running and not finished. The history seems to only check the job in one day. It should check the process id for the finished or aborted status. Also it would be helpful to see the dura...
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

Allow more than 1450 characters into SQL statement used in reports section

Hello, Right now, we are limited to 1450 characters into an SQL statement when generating custom reports from Operation Center. This is an issue when the SQL statement is longer than that. I would like to have that limitation being removed. From t...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 0 Under review

TLS Email Support

Today does IBM Storage Protect OC has support to email reports over email, but this hasn't been updated for a wild now and the supported protocol is a unsecure SMTP port 25 communcation and we can always create a SMTP tunnel to a Cloud SMTP Server...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 2 Future consideration

Change mail-function for OC and reports, email support for user/password

Open relay mailserver is not a common way anymore inside organisations to handle mail. I need support (new feature / way to handle mail) for operation center for reports which supports user/password and connections to non open relay mailservers al...
10 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

Increase history from 2 weeks to a longer (per choice) period of time.

2 weeks are to short for history for clients and servers where customers often asks for changes that happened maybe 1-2 months ago. Espicially when it comes to "what happened / why did my storage grow last month" but also in regards of SP server s...
10 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

SPF-I-3280 .. regarding this idea .. can you please explain how this function is working

There is a customer requirement to generate a report from event table .. to have a daily overview from client backup .. to have start time, endtime, and status from each backup. Additionally the customer need the output from the client, which Mgmt...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 0 Under review

Support multiple Operation Centers

We would like to use multiple OC´s to support remote monitoring in parallell with local OC. This is not possible today, but needed for our remote monitoring process. Maybe the local OC could feed some "cloud"-service (like CMC for HMC and power sy...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

Increment the options of Send at the Report value. Increase intervals.

Today, the Operation Center has two options to generate the report: Everyday or Weekly. The ideia, is to have more options, frequency and intervals to generate this report. In the understanding, the Operation Center, doesn't use the Spectrum Prote...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

Provide a "number of days" parameter so the "SUR Occupancy data" can be collected less than the set value of once a week.

THis is very valuable for BackEnd Licensing purposes. As example, we show to be 6 TB out of compliance, but in the last 5 days we have deleted 11 TB. Yet we still show as being out of compliance because the "SUR Occupancy data" is so far out of da...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

run OC reports and put result locally, then send the files in any way other than mail

How work with operation center to send mail since most mailservers demand authorization as of today and dont really like "anonymous" sending of mail. All reports are then blocked. It could be also of interset to see if one can run OC reports and p...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration