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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Include the automatic Refresh States after an event "Hardware connection.... is now accessible (IWNH1038I)

After a hardware error in one of the device server of the Storage, CSM reported a communication errors and changed the replication sessions from Normal to Severe. However, for the Hardware Storage side, there was no replication impact, as the othe...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

IBM CSM API Should Show all DS8 Session/LSS/SSID In Hexadecimal to Correctly Reflect The Values on the Hardware

We recently encountered a discrepancy in our API reporting from CSM where the Session ID was not matching what is in the GUI (and on the actual DS8 hardware), and it turned out that from the CSM/web/sessions URI, all of the session/LSS/SSID values...
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Is a defect

IBM CSM to Stop Keeping Trying to Authenticate a Logged in User if Authentication Fails Once

CSM appears to have a mechanism where periodically it will re-authenticate the logged in users. This becomes a problem if the user's credentials have changed since the last time they logged into CSM, CSM will keep trying to re-authenticate the ses...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Refresh States function should function when devices are in severe status

During a recent issue where CSM lost access to the underlying DASD (due to a warmstart), it marked some of the replicated devices in a Severe state. That state never changed, even after issuing a 'Refresh States' command. You can submit a START or...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect