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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 ...
over 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Implement password policy for CSM Users in the Basic User Registry

There is obviously no password policy for CSM Userids in the basic user registry, when using CSM on HMC. This is a security breach, because the CSM users are not prompted to use a complex password. But in most cases, they do it voluntary to ensure...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future 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...
over 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.
almost 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM enhancement request to have two CSM active servers to work with some user's responsibility

One customer in Japan is now implementing CSM environment on z/OS to manage FlashCopy and Global Mirror on DS8Ks. They are now using Hitach's shadow images (SI) and universal replicator (UR) and they will replace IBM DS8K's FC and GM with CSM mana...
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM support for cascaded 4-site replication

Our 4-site environment is a cascaded replication from A-B-C-D where A-B is metro mirror, B-C is a Global mirror, C-D is a global copy. I see in CSM 6.2.6, there is a 4-site support added but it is a MMGMGCreplication., which is A-B (MM), A-C (GM),...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Future consideration

Enhanced CSM Notification with priority and persistence functionality

Adding the ability to make an alert persistent by selection would allow for some level of prioritization for critical type alerts versus non critical or informational type alerts. Currently the alerts are one shot. The alerts are not redriven at a...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration