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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Add GM Master Location to Global Mirror Info tab

With newer CSM sessions including multiple GM legs simultaneously, it would be very helpful to show the Location of the GM master in the display. This would help identify and differentiate the GM masters and lead to less confusion.
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM Primary to automatically reconnect to the standby server after the standby CSM task is recycled or vice/versa Standby reconnects automatically to Primary

Every time one of our CSM started tasks is recycled or if an lpar is IPL'd when the CSM started task comes back up it does NOT reconnect to either the standby or the primray (depending on which CSM task that was shutdow/restarted. The ability of t...
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Allow full Box or multiple Subsystem selections in ESE and SGC Sizer sessions

When ESEsizer or SGCsizer sessions are configured, typically they are configured for a large amount of LSS/LCUs if not even for all volumes configured on the system. However, the Copy Set selection wizard does not allow to proceed, when only a sys...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Keep the base hardware relationships on the storage system: by default

When removing copy sets from the Safeguarded Copy session, the following options are available: Remove the hardware relationships (option by default) Keep the base hardware relationships on the storage system. A customer would like that the “keep”...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Scheduled Task Creation and Modification commands are needed for REST API and CLI to automate Volume Group Snapshot configuration.

The newer version of Safeguarded Copy in the FlashSystems does not have the sessions automatically imported like the Legacy FC based Safeguarded Copy did. Everything is available to automate this process via the CLI or REST API except the Schedule...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

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

SV PBR support for CSM

To push or force customers to move from Standard GM o GMCV to the new PBR where the CSM is exstesively implemented, it is mandatory that CSM will support the PBR as weel soon.
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM to Provide Capability to Preserve Data in a 5th Copy (Secondary) after Changing the Primary SRC in a 4-Site MM/GM Session

Currently, we are setting up to use the 3-Site GM/GC Session which helps us with maintaining the 3rd copy (LCP) and avoiding Full-Push exposure when region switching (PRESS) between Data Centers. We would like to see if there was a way to provide ...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Add Time Locks to Flash Copy Sessions to prevent an overwrite of FC data

CSM will add a property to FC sessions that will prevent users from being able to "reflash" the session in x hours (similar to SGC) This option prevents customers from reflashing over the last "good" flash CSM will add a property to FC sessions to...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

CSM - add message about completion of background copy ( Flashcopy, SGC recovery)

Currently, after submit of Flashcopy or SGC recovery with background copy - in CSM session messages is logged only submit of this command. Background copy continues, it is indicated in the CSM GUI in session details ( ....copy still continues...) ...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered