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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

Provide a command to set the "replace"-flag to disks in missing state, so a callhome is triggered.

Disks in state "missing/drained" are not treated as replaceable disks by design, and so they do not trigger a call home. But because many of these disks are indeed broken, it would be useful if the administrator could run a command or use a GUI bu...
over 1 year ago in ESS 0 Planned for future release

Enhance the monitoring and reporting the internal RAID card's degradation

5148-22L's internal RAID card's degradation caused severe performance impact. However, its degradation was not monitored by HW&SW. Therefore, the user could not found this HW problem.ESS should be enhanced as monitoring the card and reporting ...
over 3 years ago in ESS 1 Planned for future release

Enhanced admin security for ESS

Administrative access to ESS (including but not limited to the WebUI) has a weak security model.
over 3 years ago in ESS 1 Planned for future release

Enabling the ESS storage with Compute Express Link CXL 3.0 or CXL 4.0 for storage and processing based on CXL Fabric

CXL 3.0 is built upon the IBM OpenCAPI, but CXL3 and CXL 4 have more speeds and will achieve the following: 1- Enabling the Interconnection between IBM LinuxONE and Exa scale AI Data Centers based on Nvidia DGX H100 based on Nvidia H100 GPUs and I...
over 1 year ago in ESS 1 Planned for future release