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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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ESS Call Home - include monitoring and alerting for all components

Customer uses ESS in a data lake project and wants to make sure that all critical and or redundant components of a ESS System are monitored and reported via callhome in case of a failure. It is essentially that the full redundancy of the system is...
about 5 years ago in ESS 1 Delivered

Implement callhome for HW problems at SAS RAID Adapter of ESS Legacy Systems

We faced an HW issue with the internal SAS RAID adapter in an ESS IO node, which cased a massive performance degradation. This issue was reported by mmhealth to spectrum scale but does not trigger an callhome to IBM. To improve serviceability it w...
over 1 year ago in ESS 1 Delivered

NFS 4.1 Support

Update to support NFS 4.1
almost 6 years ago in ESS 2 Delivered

Automatic Disk Replacement

We met with IBM yesterday (Christopher Maestas) and he mentioned a feature within ESS that we would like to have accelerated. It's the capability of doing automatic disk replacement without any admin intervention. That is something we really would...
over 5 years ago in ESS 2 Delivered

Support of R&S Subenclosure

Support of R&S sub enclosures. 12bay, 24bay and 84 bay. As agreed to.
over 5 years ago in ESS 0 Delivered

Single Recovery Group

two controller setup (both active) with only one recovery group (12drives)
over 5 years ago in ESS 1 Delivered