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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature.

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

Introduce effective quality management

During the last year, we saw many new ISS code levels, most of them with critical errors that could lead to data corruption or data loss. Fortunately, many costumers were spared from data corruption, but they had to update Scale nearly monthly to ...
almost 7 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Not under consideration

Quota calculation and capacity presentation based on files size

User quota and file set quota are calculated based on allocated capacity on GPFS (kb_allocated). If files are moved to an external tier, e.g. by transparent cloud tiering, the file system utilisation will be decreased. Storage admins should have t...
over 5 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Not under consideration

Enable mmbackup to run into remote mounted file systems.

Many Customers have preference using specific and dedicated Networks to perform backups with IBM Spectrum Protect with Spectrum Scale. Today this is not possible using mmbackup because the tool can only be used on the local cluster. This request h...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

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...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Planned for future release

eliminate lack of I/O on mmdelsnapshot start

When deletion of bunch of snapshots starts we a lack of I/O for about three minutes.NFS Clients see a huge delay of I/O. Related applications hanging for this time and user connections and run into timeouts (e.g http connections for apps that stor...
over 4 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 4 Planned for future release

CES support on SLES 12 SP3 Little Endian

Recompile the CES packages to support SLES 12 SP3 on Power 8 and newer processors. There is already support in place for RHEL, but some customers are using SLES as their primary OS primarily due to SAP Hana installations and there is no support fo...
about 6 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Not under consideration

NFS V4.1 Support

Need support for NVS V4.1
over 6 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Not under consideration

Allow IBM Spectrum Protect Client installed directly on ESS Appliance Family

When performing backup operations on ESS using MMbackup and IBM Spectrum Protect, the current architecture needs to have a Backup Proxy in order to configure the IBM Spectrum Protect and MMbackup. In this configuration, MMbackup currently forces t...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

CTDB Enhancement 50/5000 to ensure an uninterrupted upgrade to new Release levels

The problem with the SMB upgrade is with the data shared between the protocol nodes. It is not tied to the protocol version used between SMB clients and the protocol nodes. Samba stores internal data (e.g. for the SMB state of open files) in tdb d...
over 6 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 5 Not under consideration