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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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Virtual Host Style addressing support for CES S3

Virtual Host Style addressing ( is the preferred S3 addressing option for AWS - see Scale CES S3 does not support this out-of-the box yet. Wi...
16 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

Improve DIO on sparse files to avoid E-HOLE error

The customer is using Db2 pureScale and allocates tablespace using preallocation.But there are enormous performance issue was caused by the DIO thrashing ( frequent switching back and forth between DIO and Buffered IO ) due to E_HOLE errors.We ana...
15 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under 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

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...
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

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

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...
5 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

network access controlm for mmsysmon REST API

Currently mmsysmon REST API allows all inbound connections. Our cybersecurity penetration team has successfully sent network packets that caused REST API to malfunction, leaving hundreds of connections in CLOSE_WAIT state. In this scenario CherryP...
15 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

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 also please provide GDS(GPUDirect Storage ) support informatio...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

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 1 month 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
6 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration