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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

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

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

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

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

Omnipath network support by Elastic Storage Server 3500/6000 (now called IBM Storage Scale System 3500)

IDRIS is an Education and Research customer hosting on of the largest compute center in France for several research entities (CNRS, GENCI, ... : They currently use a very large Spectrum Scale appliance configuration with Len...
over 1 year ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Report power redundancy failure on a ESS Data Server or ESS Protocol Node

Currently, the GUI neither mmhealth report a power redundancy failure if power cord is unplugged or power is lost at one of the PSUs. The GUI uses ipmitool rvitals as an internal report were PSU appears as ok but PSU fan rpm are reduced. The GUI s...
over 1 year ago in ESS 2 Future consideration

Include disk topology alerts in ESS gui

We recently had a SAS cable go bad on an ESS system. While gnrhealthcheck clearly showed there was a problem, there was no indication in the gui that anything was wrong. According to IBM support, this is a known issue. It would be helpful if the g...
11 months ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

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