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IBM DS8000

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Need for support the combination of AIX 7.2 TL5SP4 and DSCLI in a Japanese language environment.

After updating AIX7.2 TL1SP2 to AIX7.2 TL5SP4, DSCLI doesn't display Japanese characters (Shift JIS, IBM-943) correctly. Support personnel explain that it is known as a limitation of S-JIS and advised to use English or UTF-8 instead of S-JIS. Howe...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 3 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

Provide support on DS8910F for DADSM UNMAP function in Copy Services relationships to allow use of Erase on Scratch on z/OS without unacceptable overhead

Our DASD environment is all-flash DS8910F, mirrored across a distance of approx 25km. In order to satisfy audit requirements, we recently enabled Erase On Scratch via RACF (SETROPS ERASE (ALL)). Unfortunately this created an unacceptable overhead ...
about 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 2 Not under 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

Power Consumption and Energy Statistic Reports

As with most companies nowadays, we have a very large focus on our environmental impact. Keeping track of our power consumption and carbon output is very important and it's something I would like to see added to be available from a PE-Pack for DAS...
6 months ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

DS8000 ScG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity

When a SG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity, have the DS8K automatically increase the Virtual Capacity Multiplier with 1 for that volume.The increase by 1 should be sufficient I think, I do not think this should be configurable. However, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 3 Not under consideration

Enrich REST APIs for DS/8000 machines

Support of cluster related functionalities in API interface. chclusterlsclustermkclusterrmclustershowcluster
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

DS8K TCT can support a proxy server

[Background] We were planning on using TCT to store data in IBM cloud. Because the customer hopes to have the encrypted data stored externally and used in a contingency.However, the customer's security policy requires the use of a proxy server for...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

DS8 IBM i Volumes Should Include Modern Sizes in Dropdown

When creating IBM i volumes, the default size dropdown includes all the way from 8 GiB to 262.9 GiB, however with all of our modern IBM i environment, the minimum size we use for iASP at least is 477 GiB, which means that we always just have to ch...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Multiple Recovery Volumes from same SGC Backup volume

The ability to have multiple R (Recovery) Volumes from the same B (Backup) volumes would support where one R volume is presented to infrastructure for forensic analysis and cleaning etc., and another R volume from the same B source presented to ot...
10 months ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration