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209 VOTE

mmrestorefs into REST API.

The proper long term solution is to request a new feature to implement 'mmrestorefs' into REST API.
8 months ago in ESS 3 Future consideration

Tunable options to reduce failover time of ESS when one of the IO servers fails

In 1H 2020, Korea team has made significant growth in ESS business. However it is noteworthy that business of our competitors have grown together. This is the evidence that market for fie storage is growing. Therefore it is strategically important...
almost 4 years ago in ESS 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Scale / ESS soft lockup issue

I need help on this requirements for the system using Power9 AC922 servers and ESS 3000 storages. The customer has faced soft lockup issues with their applications running on AC922 which Spectrum Scale client runs on as well. They are definitely t...
over 3 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration

ESS call home for disk failures should include the RG\disk name in the IBM case title

In ESS call home for disk failures, when a case is created the case title is very generic and reports an error number 'Error Code: DSK00001'. Problem The challenge is that when disks fail, it is difficult to relate a specific disk failure to an IB...
over 1 year ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Support routed networks for management and fsp networks

ESS documentation states that the FSP and Management networks for a stretched cluster has to be: All networks are flat, single namespace (ESS stretch cluster requirements) which I interpret to mean they must be same subnet, not routed. Practically...
7 months ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

ESS should be able to notify customers if there is filesystem corruption (currently they can't in their default configuration).

There is NOTHING worse than undetected filesystem corruption in a storage system. But, as shipped to customers, all ESS storage systems will NOT notify you if there is filesystem corruption. They can _detect_ it, but they can't notify the customer...
6 months ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

The ability to see snapshot size in WebUI

To give a quick overview of the change rate in a file set and of course see the size of the snapshot
9 months ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Include SW that looks to see if a health check has been done within 24-48 hours before allowing a Storage Scale SW upgrade

Ensures that a Storage Scale/ESS SW upgrade will not fail due to potentially failed boot drives or other drives/components having failed since the last health check, if the health check had been performed many days or weeks previously to the SW up...
about 1 year ago in ESS 0 Planned for future release

ESS K8S CSI Should Have GPFS Node Health Sanity Checking

The IBM Spectrum Scale CSI Driver does not do any sanity checking with regard to the GPFS remote cluster status of the K8S node it is running on. The CSI driver should not allow the K8S scheduler to schedule any pods that require ESS storage on th...
over 2 years ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Add non root access to ESS nodes with AD authentication

This RFE is to request the ability for adding non-root user ids to the ESS systems with authentication such as external AD. The current options are: 1) sudo wrappers using the following procedure on page 80 :
almost 4 years ago in ESS 1 Future consideration