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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Improve the CSM behaviour to find free session IDs on the hardware

At the moment CSM only checks the GM masters running on the Ds8000 and their state. It is not checked which LSS sessions are configured but are not members of a running Global Mirror. In situations where the DS8k hardware is managed by different t...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Allow the ability to stop a FlashCopy session (Storage Virtualize Family)

When managing FlashCopy sessions (not volume group based) from CSM, the only available commands for any given FC session are: Discover Start Flash Restore Terminate surprisingly, the ability of stopping a session is missing. You can terminate it, ...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Adding Support for Multi Target PPRC in CSM for Hitachi VSP5000 Systems

We use in our Datacenter for migration last year multi target concept to migrate our old vsp to new one and use Hittachi TrueCopy and CSM to do that. We see that also Multitarget PPRC are working as expectetd but we missed the complete support of ...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Allow Multi-Target PPRC via CSM for HDS Controllers

We use Hitachi storage controllers with CSM as data mirroring software. In the case of a 3-sided controller migration, it is necessary to activate multitarget pprc. However, CSM currently does not allow this for storage controllers from other manu...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

RPO Monitoring by using the CSM status

The RPO is monitoring in a CSM Global Mirror session by using RPO alerts, according to warning and severe level thresholds. When RPO warning level is reached an IWNR2751W message will be seen in the CSM console log, and when RPO severe level is re...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Include a section with fix number and description of fixes in the release notes

One of my customers opened a support case for an issue with CSM, the Support team found out they hit a bug in CSM and suggested to upgrade the CSM to a newer version (6.3.6.0) that included the fix, but they were not able to find any information i...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

CSM - Automatically Synchronise Standby Server Sessions After IPL.

We have two DS8000 Controllers in a full MM - Hyperswap Configuration. We have two CSM Sessions running on two different LPARS in our SYSPLEX. ( LPAR1 (Primary ) and LPAR2 (Standby) ) We observe that after IPL of the LPAR2 ( Configured as the Stan...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Session warning status in the event of DS8k CEC failure

When a DS8k experiences a CEC failure, CSM reports errors on LCUs that are associated with that CEC and changes the session status to Severe (giving the impression to the customer that there is a mirroring problem or scenario that would cause issu...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

CSM Topology Details Export to Not Add Spaces to CG/Session ID

Currently when we export the CSM Topology Details if there are Sessions/CG's which are a single character long, the CSV export will export those like ' 7' instead of just as 7 which means if we are using the data in another spreadsheet, we have to...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Have CSM alert when ADMIN password expires

Today when ADMIN password expires on the DS8K (typically after the default of 90 days), CSM will stop working and you cannot directly see what is the issue. It is reported in CSM as connection error. I suggest we get a notification - maybe a few d...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Not under consideration