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IBM DS8000

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Enhancement to DS8K's HMC power supply redundancy

We request more power paths for HMC of DS8K. My customer had the incident that two IO enclosures (#3 and #4) fail in DS8886 and both HMCs were cut off from the power path, making the HMCs unusable. As a result, logging and remote support could not...
8 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Once a code upgrade begins, we should block Customers DS GUI logins with a "banner" stating code upgrade is in "progress".

Clients, especially new ones who are not familiar with DS8000 tend to get upset when they are attempting to access the DS GUI during a microcode upgrade and find that they cannot. This will alleviate a great deal of frustration and uncertainly for...
5 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

Improve DS8000 Rest API capabilities

REST API the current trend for automation. It provides a flexible, scalable, and easy-to-use way to retrieve and automate tasks that can be accessed from any platform or programming language. Enhancing Rest API on DS8000 will enable end users to s...
4 months ago in IBM DS8000 2 Future consideration

S3 target on DS8

Consolidation of infrastructure (storage) on to a single platform
16 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

Adding options to loading DSCLI(DS Command Line Interface)

Loading the DSCLI code from Windows/IBM i requires Java 8 or newer plus using the ftp protocol. When the company has removed the use of Oracle Java and replace with another version of Java for the company to use, Second, company has block the use ...
about 2 months ago in IBM DS8000 3 Future consideration

Add more Debug Tools in DS8xxx to implement Data At Rest

When trying to implement Data At Rest encryption, we got several problems to establish communication with the key servers. On DS8xxx side (which is the client in the relation), messages for debugging are not really explicit. On Key Server side, no...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Data At Rest customized certificate : CN should be customizable

When you want to implement Data At Rest on DS8xxx with key servers, you can use a customized certificate. The CN field value must be the storage facility image (SFI) ID for the storage system. For example, CN=2107-75NR699. This is mandatory, and i...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

DS8K Logical Configuration backup & restore functionality

Hello,I would like to ask to implement IBM as a vendor supported way to create backup about DS8K storage's logical configuration, with option to restore it.The configuration backup should be possible to be created from both DSCLI and DS8000 Storag...
almost 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Safe Guarded Copy - Enhance the Product to Allow SGC to Reduce or Increase Multipliers as Data on Volumes Increases or Decreases.

The amount of data on our volumes can fluctuate up or down daily. A multiplier of three on a volume may be sufficient one day but be too small the next day, resulting in a failed backup. We then must increase the multiplier on that volume to preve...
5 months ago in IBM DS8000 1 Planned for future release

Enhancement request for DS8K GUI/ESSNI to show end-to-end I/O latency for CKD volumes

As mentioned in the PMH, the I/O response time (System Latency (ms)) provided by the DSGUI of the DS8870 and DS8880 doesn't show correct end-to-end latency in CKD volumes environment, but unfortunately it is current restriction. It is same on DS89...
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release