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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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z/OS HyperSwap and Concurrent Copy

After a HyperSwap, the command "Start H2->H1" (Start H1->H2 respectively) will fail if there a active Concurrent Copy Sessions on secondaries (former primaries). CSM will show error IWNR2108E RC 0F13. We know IBM recommends to eliminate any ...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Improve zOS host IP connection loss detection and failover behavior

There have been incidents in the field showing the current design of CSM z/OS host IP connection loss detection and failover to redundant active host connection is significantly delayed to 15-20 minutes. This may happen especially when the connect...
11 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Related to SafeGuarded Copy on the DS8000. SGC backup copies CANNOT be deleted. Today, a person with adminstrator rights can still log on and delete off valid SGC backup copies. Customers have been asking for this capability to be removed.

This feature is required to ensure that SGC is totally immutable.
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Functionality already exists

Allow different size volumes at target in a Flashcopy session or Make Migration session to same DS8K.

This will allow move disks to bigger sizes on same DS8K. I was using CSM to disk migration but when I tried to run on same DS8K I got an error. So, I have to run the FCESTABL on zOS, which worked perfectly with different sizes at target. The benef...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Retain CSM level after HMC Kernel update

When CSM is upgraded outside of a Remote Code Load (RCL) using the stand alone DSCLI and an RCL occurs afterwards where the HMC kernel is updated, CSM is back-leveled to the version that is included in the microcode bundle. This forces the User/Ad...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Password and Certificate expiration warning

Providing a warning starting at 30 days out and decrementing by week until the last week, then daily, would alert Users in advance of expiration.
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Secure all of Copy Services Manager for z/OS via SAF

SAF Access Currently the Copy Services Manager product that we are using, that is installed and running under z/OS, is accessed and governed by a GUI via a web browser with the appropriate IP address and port number. To logon to the CSM GUI, we pr...
over 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Prioritise selection of zOS Host Connections in Copy Services Manager

Have the ability to be able to prioritise/order which zOS system(s) in the zOS Host Connection panel in Copy Services Manager (CSM) is selected. There is the possibility that some zOS systems added as zOS Host Connections may not have equal CPU ca...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Future consideration

Need better support to use specific CSM server IP address/hostname

Currently CSM does not have a documented way to define a specific IP address or hostname to be used for the CSM service. I found following potential places where this can be configured, but there could be other places as well: - ../wlp/usr/servers...
about 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Support for non paged mechanism in IBM CSM Flash Copy Manager for z/OS (CSMFCM)

The CSMFCM does not have a non paged mechanism that can survive a freeze. If the page disks are in the configuration the CSMFCM itself get frozen and therefore could not issue the thaw. Therefore it falls on the hardware ELB for the thaw to occur.
over 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration