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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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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

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

Enable support for SLES as NFS Client on IBM Power Platform

Many SAP Customers in Europe are running SLES for their HANA DB Workload on IBM Power Systems. Due to the current search for software that offers the customer HA cluster NFS (cNFS) server functionality, Spectrum Scale is an ideal solution. But to...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 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

To simplify the deployment of workloads in the cloud, IBM must improve the performance of the Scale command "mmaddnode" to allow for faster spin up/down of resources.

Nodes in the cloud need to be spun up quickly as needed. Currently mmaddnode takes too long to add a significant number of nodes as it sequentially adds nodes to the cluster; not only that, but other commands like mmchlicense, mmchnodeclass, and m...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Planned for future release

Storage Scale GUI command line does not show when Expiration (Safe Guarded snapshot) is enabled

Client enabled the option "Allow Expiration" at the GUI. At the GUI panel, we see the Expiration column changed from False to True. However when checking in the /usr/lpp/mmfs/gui/cli/lssnaprule command, it does not have the Expiration column, so i...
8 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Planned for future release

Prometheus Exporter for zimon metrics

For our compute and Storage systems we are running a monitoring setup based on Prometheus in combination with the Prometheus node exporter and Alert manager. To monitor spectrum Scale health we have some self written scripts collecting metrics. Bu...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Planned for future release

Storage Scale and Spectrum Archive: If a pre-migrated or migrated file is deleted, provide a limited window to recover it without having to use Storage Protect

Current documentation states that for a space-managed fileset if you use snapshots it triggers a recall of the data from tape to disk. The University of Michigan was always told this is a limitation in Storage Scale not Spectrum Archive and that t...
about 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Planned for future release

ARM Support in Spectrum Scale

The Jülich Supercompting Centre is running HPC compute resources for the European Science community. The storage solution is based of a central Spectrum Scale storage cluster which is mounted on ~8.000 compute nodes using GPFS remote cluster mount...
almost 3 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

Increase the maximum number of independent filesets per filesystem

Currently we are hovering under 1000 independent file sets within the user file system. Even taking into account file sets that are removed when users leave site it is very possible that we will hit the limit within a year.
about 6 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release