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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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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...
11 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM - Change dual access control options

We would like to have the option to enable dual access control for different operations and different user groups.
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Delivered

CSM - Email alerts for dual access control

We would like to have the option to enable email alerts for certain dual access control groups.
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM does not show single failed PPRC path in overview console

CSM console is the main Monitoring tool for all z/OS storage related issues. Recently, we lost one of the PPRC paths but this error was not visible in the overview console. The seesion overview console showed everything as normal (no warning and n...
over 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 6 Delivered

Add option to restrict email alerts to specific sessions

Please make it so that when configuring "Session State Change" alerts one can select specific sessions. In our shared environment, customers(or teams or applications) have emails configured to receive "Session state change". Currently though, all ...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Handle removals of GM Master LSS on hardware

When Copy Set are removed from Sessions with DS8000 GM role pairs, the GM Master may continue to form CGs and therefore is not stopped/restarted even in case a GM Master reconfiguration might make sense. For example, if all Volumes from a Master L...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Remove log4j error messages on IWNSRV STC CSM address space

Having error when starting STC IWNSRV (Copy Services Manager Address Space) PMR 01563 227 000 advised that these messages can be ignored. Would like to request to have these messages removed permanently. log4j. error message: [err] log4j:ERROR Cou...
about 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Utilise RACF PassTickets for Host Connections from CSM on DS8K HMC to z/OS system.

Current and only available method for Host connection from the CSM residing on the DS8K HMC to the z/OS system requires authentication via a normal RACF defined userid and password on z/OS. However, customer password expiration policies dictate a ...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

User Exit to be utilized for application consistency volume copies

In order to have application-consistent volume copies, the product should provide a user exit before and after a task for FlashCopy and/or Remote Copy in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Virtualize. Those user exits must provide a facility to handle ...
about 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

CSM Improve DS8000 Paths Interface

I would like to propose several enhancements to how the CSM DS8000 Paths screen is displayed and managed. 1) The DS8000 Paths screen has a lot of unused space when drilled down into a storage device list of paths, on my monitors at least half of t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered