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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

CallHome feature add to use SMTP in addition to HTTPS

System: ESS EMS node models: 5148-21L 5105-22E Actor: Client needing additional CallHome feature ESS EMS node is a mandatory component of ESS building blocks. CallHome is currently supporting HTTPs protocol through internet via proxy server. Clien...
over 3 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

event filtering function on snmp trap in ESS

In ESS/Spectrum Scale GUI, there isn't any option to select the Severity of SNMP event message.
over 4 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

ESS (GL6S) Temperature sensor failures require outage

The temperature sensor on the 4U106 Storage Enclosure is part of the chassis and can't be replaced online; it is necessary to take the entire enclosure offline in order to replace a failed one, resulting in an outage.
over 3 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

ESS and Spectrum Scale GUI display min/max performance statistics

Clients have a meeting with Markus R. for the feedback on the GUI, statistics charting and REST interface on Feb 13, 2020. One key requirement is to display the aggregation of performance statistics to track spikes bykeeping min/max values and not...
over 4 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

De-couple CES NFS and SMB services

From support: You can stop NFS service without stop SMB. But if you want stop SMB service, you need stop NFS first. We need to stop all access to AFM collections but still need to serve non-AFM NFS to our cluster. Easiest would be to only shutdown...
almost 4 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration

Add ess3200 to general gpfs H36 cluster

The clustomer already install gpfs on 4 nodes(h36 cluster). The customer want to use ILM to place hot data on high performance storage pool. Deside to add ESS3200 to this cluster.
over 2 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration

SNMP Mib walk for ESS

Provide snmp mib walk via polling without having to build snmpd.
about 3 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

ESS/Scale Crit Sit AB9147 opened 3/4/21 - Temperature Sensor Failure message requires replacing entire enclosure.

Problem Description:Management GUI shows rsrch1 GL6S ESS 3 Enlosure 78R0299 needs service. Shows temperature sensors 5, 7, 11 and 15 failed. The issue is that for a minor problem with temperature sensors failing a major service event bringing the ...
over 3 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration

Integrate AD for user authentication in ESS

Currently the Storage Team uses root to log into the ESS I/O nodes and EMS but it would be nice to set them to integrate with Active Directory for non-root users. We assume other customers use AD for authentication on their EMS and I/O nodes.
over 4 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration