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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...
10 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

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

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...
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...
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Monitoring DS8K network adapters

Using Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) the network adapters are now key for this function. Currently there is no function available to monitor the utilization of the adapters. The idea is to add an option within ‘monitoring’ à ‘performance’ where I...
12 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Install ICS through Customer-Code-Load

This is an enhancement request of Customer-Code-Load of DS8000 R9.3 and later. My understanding is that currently there is no way to choose an ICS through Customer-Code-Load GUI. (If there is a higher level of bundle, some ICSs are selected aut...
8 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

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

Retain a backup of Copy Services Manager installer file, when CSM was upgraded via DS CLI installsoftware process

During DS8000 HMC reload or upgrade, CSM is back-leveled if the Customer had previously upgraded to a higher level, using the installsoftware process. The installsoftware process removes the CSM installer file upon successful completion, making it...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Improved LDAP support for Security Administrator users in DS8000

If you want to use the Export/Import LDAP Remote Authentication configuration option, and you have at least one Security Administrator (SA) user defined, when you Import the existing configuration in a new DS8000, the SA user is not imported becau...
7 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

optimize output in the microcode "health check" panel in the DSGUI

We moved from to using the internal microcode function of the DS GUI.Everything works fine, but we think that the UX and GUI output of the "System Health Check" could be visualy better. So you can better understand what you s...
11 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release