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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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mmbackup dry-run mode

The mmbackup command is intended for highly-scalable backups of IBM Spectrum Scale (SS) filesystems to one or more IBM Spectrum Protect (SP) servers using the SS policy engine to identify files and the SP client software to send them to SP. The co...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Delivered

Generate dial homes for ESS storage enclosures

Currently - ESS does not generate dial homes for hardware failures on storage enclosures.
over 3 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Delivered

Increase Spectrum Scale SMB ACL Security Features (host allow, host deny)

Problem: Client wants to increase the security of Samba by implementing host-based access control, in addition to access control by user and password. Solution: To implement the configuration in the Protocol Node SMB service, it would be necessary...
over 4 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Delivered

start services after gpfs (filesystems) is ready using systemd

the current systemd units gpfs.service and <fs-mountpoint>.mount units can't be used to depend on (After/Required/.. systemd attributes) for other services. GPFS service is reporting itself as successfully started long before it actually com...
almost 6 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 7 Delivered

gpfs.snap option to add case number and upload to IBM

It would be nice to have an option in gpfs.snap that would take a case number and then upload the snap output once it has been created. Would remove some manual steps... think of how much collective time would be saved with this feature!! -Bryan
over 3 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 4 Delivered

Enhance mmkeyserv to make configs possible with CA signed Rest-API Certs.

Currently to define the mmkeyserv rkm Config in an CA-Trusted GKLM Environment where the https/Rest-API Certs are CA signed the configuration are not possibly. This is a security flow and can not accepted in the area of cybercrime. The current pos...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Delivered

Additional information needed about mmbackup jobs

The mmbackup command uses the Scale policy engine to determine what needs to be backed up. It should be possible to get additional information about the backup from the policy engine, including the amount of data to be backed up. This kind of info...
about 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Delivered

Disable the Spectrum Scale GUI service without disabling the REST API service in Spectrum Scale

Bank of America is a tier 1 segment client that adopts lots of IBM technologies. At this moment, they are adopting Openshift and making its way into the corporation. To feed this openshift environment, the containers need to access a shared filesy...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Delivered

Option to reduce verbosity of NFSv4 ACLs and use standard format

When using NFSv4 ACLs the Spectrum Scale commands use a verbose format to describe each ACL entry, rather than the standard single line as per the NFSv4 standard. This request is to have a command line argument to the ACL commands (mmeditacl, mmge...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Delivered

AFM NFSv4 Support

We are seeing more and more mandates from customers in fed and commercial that require support for NFSv4 in order for products to be authorized onto the enclave. This include NIST mandates for federal customers and commercial compliance regulation...
over 3 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Delivered