Skip to Main Content
IBM System Storage Ideas Portal


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

ADD A NEW IDEA

Spectrum Protect (Server)

Showing 6

Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

Provide options within SP to use SCSI commands to work with the tape operations, like mount a tape, unmount a tape, move tape from one slot to another etc

This is required for day to day operations, and this option is pretty much available with all other backup product vendors Refer - https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100022873 IBM case Ref - Case: TS016303198 (ibm.com)
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

SP Generate Dedupstats by filespace for datacenter nodes

Scheduled dedupstats only run one process per node. This is fine for many node types, but in datacenters with 1000 nodes, it can result in a single process running for a week or two, while all of the other processes have completed.
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Functionality already exists

Adding Mmgt-Class to the "query event" output

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...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Spectrum Protect required two separate solutions for virtual and physical systems

My client needs two separate solutions for virtual and physical systems. They need IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual systems and Spectrum Protect for physical systems, and that's a pain. It would be an improvement if they were combined.
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Spectrum Protect server activity log to show detailed file restore and tape volume.

Hi Team, As a requirement for auditing we would like to have the server actlog show the file restore in detail and the tape volume it was restored. At the moment we have to restore from the client using restore/pick option and screen shot to...
about 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists