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IBM DS8000

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136 VOTE

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...
10 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 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...
almost 5 years 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Avoiding full volume background copy after restoring of one FlashCopy relation in DS8K multiple incremental FlashCopy env.

The environment we request this enhancement is in DS8K multiple incremental FlashCopy with cascading FC support. In this environment, The customer will have two incremental FC relationships from one source A as Step1 bellow. Actually they will tak...
over 5 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

DS8880 - Increase the maximum number of disk devices supported on a VMware ESXi/ESX server to 512

Sicoob is requesting IBM's support for to increase the maximum number of disk devices supported on a VMware ESXi/ESX server and DS8880 to 512, once on VMware side this support is possible.
over 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

DS8000 REST API New functions

Expand the DS8k REST API to include more functions that are provided today with DSCLI.
over 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 2 Future consideration

Request for managing Copy functions in the DS GUI

We have several customers Open / IBMi / zOS who use mirrored DS8000 and who currently use the Old GUI for management of the Mirroring and FlashCopy.CSM is economically not an option for them.
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Add support to "cluster" object in RESTful API

Add support for "cluster" objects in RESTful API, to be used for storage provisioning automation purposes.
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Future consideration

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...
6 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

Increase (virtual) DS8000 capacity limits

(virtual) DS8000 capacity is limited to 3652 TiB (approx. 4 PB) with thin provisioning and Small Extents (Thin provisioning and Small Extents is recommended by IBM) 2019 (with) DS8880 we were hit by this limitation. We used some overprovisioning (...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release