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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 (https://bucket.my-s3-server.com) is the preferred S3 addressing option for AWS - see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/userguide/VirtualHosting.html Scale CES S3 does not support this out-of-the box yet. Wi...
11 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

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

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

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

Restrict automatic node expels with deadlock amelioration with Nodeclass

We would like to possibly use automatic deadlock amelioration, but we need to ensure certain nodes are not expelled. We do not want to auto expel interactive/login nodes from the compute cluster. We already have a Nodeclass that contains these nod...
22 days 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

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

Support more than 15 remote clusters with fileset access control

Customer needs strict separation of filesets accessible on different compute clusters, and want to utilize RFAC to control what view each of the compute clusters has access to in the file system. Customer was then surprised when they hit the limit...
5 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

Preventive alert for cluster key certificate expiration

According to the recent flash " IBM Storage Scale: An expired cluster key prevents nodes from connecting to the Storage Scale cluster resulting in admin commands failing to update the cluster configuration.https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/71...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future 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