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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Improve the Logical Path Change alert to be more specific.

Currently, when a connection is temporarily dropped, we receive an email alert (like the one shown below) to notify us that a path has gone down. In the DS8K log, we can see when the path goes down, & when comes back up, but the alerts show th...
1 day ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow the CSM DSCLI for Z logs directory to point to a user-specified location.

Modify the CSM DSCLI for Z product such that the logs directory, and any other directory the product writes to, can be directed to another location than the product's install location, currently CSM_ProductionRoot/logs. This would be an environmen...
17 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Show a User-Defined Instance name at the top of every CSM GUI page

Many clients have multiple CSM instances in their environment for Active and Standby servers plus multiple instances of servers for different workloads or different storage systems. It can get confusing when an admin needs to manage systems runnin...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Only Report Status on Relevant Paths from Storage Systems Panel

In our environment, we have IP to z/OS connectivity enabled. As such, we have ZOS:NATIVE connections and IP to z/OS connections to other LPARs. For the ZOS:NATIVE connections, it is not possible for the Standby server to connect via FICON to the s...
9 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 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...
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 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...
11 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

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...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Add back the small RPO graph on the Global Mirror Info tab

It seems the small RPO chart which used to be on the Global Mirror Info tab was removed in 6.3.8 although doesn't appear to have been publicized in the release notes. This was a very convenient immediate place to check recent RPO. Having to use th...
2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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.
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Check and Remove existing IR bitmap when Preparing for Secondary Migration to avoid full copy during resync to new secondary

The CSM secondary migration feature uses the IR bitmap on the primary system to perform an incremental resync to a new secondary system. Actually, when CSM perform the Prepare for Secondary Migration step, it will request the DS8000 to set the IR ...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration