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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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Enable AWS STS support

Currently generating a temporary token is associated to an object or file. In the case of many thousands of files we would prefer STS which would allow us to create temporary Sessions associated to a bucket that can be used to upload, via S3 many ...
about 15 hours ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

Get SOBAR supported for Spectrum Archive Disaster Recovery

We use SOBAR to backup metadata of all data that is going to Storage Archive. This is the only way to be able to recover data that was migrated toStorage Archive and recover this data when a disaster happens. In our use case we have an active arch...
5 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

Option for consistently following symbolic links in AFM

AFM's default behavior updates symlinks without fetching the target file at the home site. This behavior can cause applications that are relying on that symlink to break. We are requesting a feature that allows AFM to follow symlinks if the target...
2 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Planned for future release

gpfs support mount fileset or directory

I hope that GPFS (General Parallel File System) supports mounting filesets or directories. Since each fileset or directory is used by different individuals, if mounting of filesets and directories is supported, it would achieve the effect of data ...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature. https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/linux/what-is-linux-kernel-live-patching

Anyone that maintains a Red Hat server running Spectrum Scale could benefit from this capability.
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

Process and automation to simplify the patching and software update of large node count clusters

Managaing the the currency of Spectrum/Storage Scale systems are difficult when you have over 1000 nodes within the cluster in question. The request is for the process and automation for both the local repository and cluster endpoints where upon r...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Support Scale Client running on VMware ESXi 8.x

According to the support page, VMware ESX 7.x is supoorted but not ESXi8.x . Table 72. VMware support matrix on VM guest https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/STXKQY/gpfsclustersfaq.html#virtual also please provide GDS(GPUDirect Storage ) support informatio...
2 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Scale S3/Nooba tiering to tape

With the new capability S£/Nooba replacing S3/Swift we would use the Scale ILM capability to move buckets/filesets from disk to tape thanks to Storage Archive integration
5 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Storage Scale - A GPFS node with multiple nic drivers (ip addresses) should not be able to rejoin the cluster when the daemon interface is down

Our storage nodes have multiple nic drivers and IP addresses (RoCE network). When the nic for daemon IP is down (dev bond0), it will still keep trying to rejoin the cluster again and again, because its another nic (dev bond1) is still working. But...
16 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Submitted

When tape data is encrypted, but Spectrum Scale recall cache and Stub files are not, how do we encrypt those without recalling the data off tape?

Using both Storage Archive and Storage Scale system (ESS) we need to be able to encrypt the data on ESS without impacting or recalling the tape data (Which is already encryped via the TS4500 Library). The client will be migratiing from Gen2 ESS to...
8 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration