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IBM DS8000

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Get the HighWater mark of Safeguarded Copy used capacity

We would like to know the maximal used of the Safeguarded Copy capacity for a volume. This will improve the monitoring of SafeguardedCopy and will help to define a good multiplier (and be sure we can backup the full volume, in addition to regular ...
3 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Submitted
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

Support of 3 active replication relationship in DS8000

To maintain 2 synchronous relationship on 4-copy at 2-site will require support of 3 active relationship to achieve a symmetric model to provide extra resilience in both cases of storage system failure and site failure.
8 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Submitted

The DS8900 uses a 2048 bit RSA-encryption for the request and that doesn't suite our certification authority (3072 bit or better 4096 bit)

The DS8900 uses a 2048 bit RSA-encryption for the request and that doesn't suite our certification authority (3072 bit or better 4096 bit). Even with the 9.4 release it still seems to be a 2048 bit key and there is no possibility to change/adjust ...
29 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

Enable DS8K range and TS7700 range to interface with Cyberark (password vault)

Currently we (Barclays) use Cyberark as a password repository. We store all our system userids (Admin/Customer) in cyberark and they are meant to be system managed i.e cyberark will change the passwords for those userids without manual interventio...
29 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

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

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...
6 months ago in IBM DS8000 2 Future consideration

More granulary distribution and documentation of roles

We need a more detailled way to manage the rights and roles in our DS8k environment, as we have received the requirement from our Security department to monitor and restrict roles based on Users etc. Expected GUI enhancements and display of which ...
about 1 month ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

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...
6 months ago in IBM DS8000 1 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